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Saturday, January 01, 2011

Kale Chips

Kale? Many of you might be wondering what in the world that is.  It's a green leafy vegetable that is one of the healthiest choices available this time of year.  It's been around for at least two thousand years, and enjoyed by the Greeks and then the Romans and so on down to today.

This is the time of year we are all thinking about all those wonderful treats we enjoyed over the holidays and the extra pounds we added to our bodies and want to do something about it without sacrificing snacks and goodies.  Here's a great idea for you all.  Kale is in season right now and Kale Chips are a delicious treat without lots of calories.  You might want to try them.  It's a good way to eat your veggies.

Kale Chips

1 bunch of kale
Olive oil
Rice wine vinegar
Sea Salt

1) Preheat your oven to 325F.

2) While the oven is heating, prepare the leaves by cutting out each leafʼs rib and then cutting or tearing the leaves into chip-size pieces.

3) Thoroughly wash and dry each leaf.

4) In a large bowl or large sealable bag, add about 2 tablespoons of oil for each 8ounces of leaves. Add the leaf pieces and mix thoroughly. You really need to make sure each leaf is completely and totally covered with the oil in order to get good results.

5) Lay the leaf pieces out in a single layer on a sheet pan and place in the preheated oven.

6) After about 15 minutes itʼs a good idea to give the leaves a shake and move them around to ensure even cooking.

7) After about another 15 minutes, the leaves should be crispy and fully cooked.

Remove them from the oven and sprinkle with the rice wine vinegar and salt.  Serve right away and enjoy!


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