Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Crispy Kale

Here's something yummy you can do with kale. You'll be surprised at how good this is. This is one of those foods that my family eats straight out of the pan, because we can't wait for it to be brought to the table. Really - we're this crazy for kale? Yup. Who woulda thunk it.

1 bunch kale
2 Tbsp (or so) extra virgin olive oil
salt to taste

1. Heat oven to 400.
2. Pull the kale off its (thick) stems, tearing it into large pieces, and clean it in a salad spinner.
3. Place the kale on a rimmed cookie sheet.
4. Pour the olive oil over the kale and massage it into the leaves a little bit, while tossing it around with your hands.
5. Add salt to taste (a little goes a long way).
6. Bake the kale for about 10 minutes, occasionally stirring it around on the pan.
7. Check for crispness. The kale probably needs another 5 minutes in the oven, but be careful not to burn it. You know it's done when it's crispy like a potato chip, but not burnt.
8. Serve immediately. It doesn't stay crispy if you let it sit around.

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