Sunday, November 7, 2010

Interesting way to use kale

I like kale, it has a good flavor, and a little bite to it. It looks good in a salad and gives it a nice texture. It adds interest in fresh salads, but is also great cooked in main dishes and as a side dish. It is a very versatile green leafy vegetable. Tonight I discovered another way to cook it and the boys actually asked for more. I made chips out of it...Yes, I know it sounds weird and I would have never thought of doing that on my own, but I was in the mood to experiment and that recipe just happened to show up on the top of my search. It is very easy and apparently you can add different seasonings to suit your mood. Tonight I decided to use a seasoning blend and Parmesan Cheese. The boys and I really enjoyed them. I used them as a topping for the salad, but I think it will have to be used as a snack again soon.

Kale Crisps
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 deg. Remove the stem from the leaf, lay the leaf on an oiled pan or oiled parchment paper on a pan. Spray or drizzle oil on leaves add seasoning. Bake in the oven until the edges begin to look brown and crispy(about 10 min), take them out and enjoy.

Add chili powder
Drizzle honey
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Wine vinegar(or other of choice) and sea salt
Parmesan Cheese(This is what I did)
Cheddar Cheese or other cheese

thoughts to try eventually:
Wasabi Powder
Curry Powder

If you try this recipe let me know what you think.


  1. We are going to have to try this!! Our kale is growing like wild this season, so there is lots for salads, soups and sandwiches, plus extra for fun stuff like this :)

  2. Lori, we really enjoyed it, well most of us Matt didn't like it too much.

    Let me know what you guys think.

  3. I've had these and really liked them - now I should make them too. Thanks for the recipe.