Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kale Chips Take Two

Laura mentioned that she made kale chips and I was intrigued. She claimed they were easy and delish and I'm a big fan of both. So I gave them a go a week or so ago. No photos resulted from that first try. Because in typical KK fashion, I didn't actually use a recipe. I was all, "oh I'm sure I remember what she did and how hard could it be?!" Well it was not difficult but I used too much oil and too much salt so they were oily and salty. Not to the point of being inedible. I ate them all myself. But just in general, not what they were supposed to be. So last night I tried again. This time I googled a recipe and it said to bake them at 350 (about 100 degrees higher than my first time but remember I didn't follow any directions the first time). I used the exact amount of oil and salt and felt it was just too little of both ingredients. Of course, the directions call for a "bunch" of kale. The "bunch" I used the first time and the "bunch" I used last night were vastly different sizes. Last night's bunch was humongo. So after cooking for 12 minutes, I took them out and spritzed them with EVOO spray and added more salt. The tips burned though so I am thinking that temperature is way too high.

Bottom line is that they are good. Look, even Miss Sadie liked them (which surprised the heck out of me but kale is crazy healthy so I gave her a few nibbles). But they are still not "just right," as Goldilocks would say. Not that it stopped me from munching away while watching the Olympics (my current obsession!). A great healthy alternative snack for TV or movie watching!

Does anyone know what tomorrow is? It's the day I turn yet another year older. Hmph! I'm trying hard to deal with it. Cross your fingers that my Monster Mother doesn't decide to stalk me on my day. I'd say my chances are 50-50 at best though.


Suburban Princess said...

Do they come out crispy? I love anything roasted so I am going to give these a try too!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

I've been hearing a lot about kale chips...I'll have to try it since snacking in front of the tv is my major pitfall when it comes to my "healthy eating lifestyle." Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a great day :) xoxo

DC GOP Girl said...

Love that you didn't use a recipe the first go-round. That's so typical of myself -- always ruining things at first.

Definitely have to try making them sometime though. They sound great.



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