Thursday, September 06, 2007

The children who fight over kale

I sometimes feel as though I live in an alternate universe. At dinner tonight, there was great discussion from the nine children about how much kale they got to serve themselves and wondered if there would be enough for seconds. Really. I wish I could take credit for raising incredibly adventurous eaters, but two facts stop me. First, three of them are guests and I have had very little input into their eating habits. Second, this wasn't your average kale. These were kale chips which are really just a salt and oil delivery system. They are incredibly yummy. Here's how I make them so you can begin your own adventure with kale:

Wash as much kale as you are going to eat. (I use two bunches and never have leftovers.) Rip it into largish size pieces...potato chip size. Place them in a mixing bowl and mix well with olive oil...I don't have an amount, just until they are all coated. Place the pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven until the kale is crisp but not brown.



Anonymous said...

OK, I am going to show how really dumb I am and ask, where do I get kale? I guess I have never noticed it before on my shopping trips.


thecurryseven said...

I find it in the produce section of my grocery store. It's a green so it's kind of like a stiff, dark lettuce. It would be in the same area as swiss chard.

MRK said...

Another friend recently raved over these...I'm going to make them this week.

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