Thursday, 13 August 2009

Roasted Kale tastes like potato chips?

This year I am growing kale for the first time ,4 very healthy plants , they are huge.......Do I know what to do with this veggie?
That is a big NO!
Reading Oklahoma Kitty's blog she mentioned Cheryl's roasted kale....... Had to try it.
Well washed the Kale , thick stalks cut off and leaves torn into bite size pieces.

After roasting;

Healthy it is.........Kale is high in Vitamins A,C and K, good source of manganese , calcium and iron, fiber and protein..It is tougher than chard and spinach and that is why it is used mostly in soups.
If you want to try it
3 -4 cups firmly packed kale
1 TBSP. olive oil
1 tsp. sea salt
Heat oven to 375 Wash, trim kale, strip leaves off stocks.tear into bite sized pieces. Drizzle with olive oil and salt. Roast 5 minutes , turn over, roast another 7-10 minutes until kale is brown and crisp. . It becomes paper thin.. Serve immediately.
This serves 2, 186 calories 14 grams of fat...
Did they taste like potato chips?
No, but they were good , crisp and salty , think they would go well with a beer..... certainly somewhat healthier than potato chips........... okay ,maybe not..

5 comments:

Cher said...

LOL! I would love to find other uses for kale.

Rosanne said...

Hmmm, I'd like to try kale chips sometime!

Birgit said...

Hello Rosemary, what a lovely blog you have! I found it while blog-hopping around the globe :-). You have some yummie recipes and I like your cards too! You are welcome to visit my blog too. Waving over from Austria! Birgit

Lythrum said...

I love kale, it's my favorite green. This is my favorite recipe:
http://www.tuscanrecipes.com/recipes/olive-garden-zuppa-toscana.html

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Now that might be good.
Kale never thrilled me...sorta bitter. Turning it into chips sure is different.