P-A-R-T-Y or I Love Kale Chips

Yesterday evening I posted a picture of the three, yeah, three bags of kale I selected to receive in our CSA box this week.  My friends and a good portion of the internet has been abuzz about the deliciousness that is the kale chip and I thought I’d give it a shot.

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I over indulge. Even on vegetables.

I tagged the picture with a few of my kale loving friends, mostly just to give them a chuckle.  I go big.  Think you might like kale, well then get three bags!

And guys, facebook LOVES kale!!  You guys came out of the woodwork to shout about the glory that is this superfood. I had planned on making them this afternoon when the kids get home from their last day of school.  Last Day of School?  Party down with some KALE, kids!!!

I nurse Lucy to sleep at night in the rocking chair.  In theory I could go put her in bed but the great majority of the time I just let her snooze on me and I goof off on the computer or watch “my stories” (Duck Dynasty, Bravo garbage, yanno important stuff on TV) and take her to bed when I hit the hay at the late hour of around nine.

But last night, this happened.

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Snug as a bug

And with my night all to myself what did I do???  I marched right in to the kitchen and started trimming ribs off kale, yes I did!!!  And if that was not enough fun I massaged them with some olive oil and popped those bad boys in the oven.

Oven at 200 degrees, kale all shiny and olive oil-y with a wee bit of kosher salt and some parmesan cheese

When someone says “Taste this, it is just like potato chips!” my instinct is to call Bullshit.   O’Doul’s is not “just like real beer.”  Decaf coffee is not just like the real thing.    The cheap, big bag of Tasteeos is not even “just like” Cheerios.  I mean, come on.  But kale chips???

Come on over to my house!!  I will be serving kale chips.  All summer.  They are delicious. Crispy and light and so good.  Using kitchen scissors I just folded each leaf in half and trimmed up the middle to remove the rib and what we have left was delicious curly q’s of superfood!  I’m hooked.  It is the Weekend of Kale Chips!  I have declared it so.

If you need me any time on Sunday I’d guess I will be in the bathroom.  Kale.  A superfood packed with dietary fiber.  What’s not to love?

9 responses to “P-A-R-T-Y or I Love Kale Chips

  1. Kale lightly coated in Tahini is also delightful when baked like this. <3

  2. How long do you cook them? I want to put my Hubs on the task.

  3. Shared this blog with a friend of mine who adores kale. She uses it in her homemade juices each morning. Thanks for the recipe for kale chips! And I think you visited my blog, http://www.themuseisworking.com. Of course, the older I get, the more I forget, but anyway :)

  4. AWE.SOME. We don’t have kale yet, but we DO have collards, and I just can’t get into the traditional preparation of collards, so I tried some chips the other day — not bad, I say! Will have to try your kale technique with my collards this weekend — I’ll report back! YAY VEGGIES!

  5. I love this. And not just because of the kale chips, but the way that your daughter falls asleep at night. That’s how my little one naps, and I use the the time to play with the computer or read. Sometimes, just like in your photo, she’ll pass out on her Daddy. It’s the sweetest thing ever. I love that photo.

  6. …and if, fifteen or twenty years ago, someone told you that, in 2012, you would be excited about kale, you might not have believed them. Hmm.

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