Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tennessee Kale Chips

I first have to laugh about the trip to the grocery store when kale was acquired. I told Norris we were trying a new green in our house, but he was off to take pictures of this:
The Tennessee Pride sausage people were in the store giving out coupons (that made sausage $1!) and their mascot was walking around. Norris snapped a couple photos and we waved about six times. They loved us!! :)

I got these straight from a great website and have been wanting to try them for a while. I finally felt brave enough to try them tonight, since I was using kale anyway. They actually are surprisingly good! Decent replacement for chips/fries on the side! I went ahead and prepped the kale to bake again in the next couple days--I think they will grow on me more. **Norris did not try them--I think the kale in the soup was enough new for him for one night!

Kale Chips

2 c washed kale (tear the leaves off the thick stems into bite sized pieces)
1 t olive oil
1 t Sea or Kosher Salt
Seasonings of your choice (Parmesan, Asiago, etc.)

Preheat oven to 375.
Spread kale onto cookie sheets. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle seasonings over it.
Bake for about 15 minutes until edges are brown and kale is crispy.
Top with some ketchup!