Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Don't buy the Kale Chips...

People buy a lot of  ridiculous foods. For example Kale chips. Have you ever tasted store bought kale chips? Disgusting. Gives health food a bad name. I was not even a big fan of Kale unless it was in Portuguese Kale soup and that was only because of the sausage. Before homemade Kale chips, I would avoid it all costs. Give me cauliflower, give me beets! That Kale went into the trade box quicker then Kim Kardasian gets a divorce. But homemade Kale chips brought me around. Even the Peanut will eat them and say Yum.
So without further ado, I present to you Kale Chips in 15 minutes, bada boom bada bing!
Step 1. Put a few glugs of olive oil in a large bowl.
Step 2. Sea Salt

Pour some into the bottom of the bowl and mix with the olive oil.
Hello Kale rescued from the trade bin! Now you can use any type of Kale. I actually prefer the flat leaf Kale but beggars can't be choosers.
Step 3. Strip the leaves from the stalk. Cut them into chips size pieces. 

 Wash and spin them. They have to be dry to have the oil stick.
Step 4.Turn your oven on to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Step 5. Throw the Kale into your bowl with the olive oil and salt.

Now start massaging that Kale like it's Clive Owen asking for an application of sunscreen.

Get Clive, um, the Kale slick and shiny.. get your mind out of the gutter people.
 Step 6. Place on cookie sheet.

Put in the oven for about 8 to 10 minutes. You want your Kale to be green but crunchy. Try to avoid getting it brown.

Voila! Green but crunchy.
There it is! Kale Chips! 
This is not rocket science people, you can do this and be happy with the results. Once you try them you will be scrounging Kale from every trade bin you can find and you will be thinking, why the hell would I ever buy  Kale Chips, I mean that is just as ridiculous as buying creme fraiche. What do you mean you buy creme fraiche? Okay, okay.. that will be post for another day.

1 comment:

  1. My three-year-old daughter Gabrielle loved the kale chips! :)