RECIPE: Kale Chips -marvelous error!-
But first, a poem. (Antonio Machado, please forgive me.)
A few weeks ago, I left some kale sauteeing too long in a pan and discovered a new taste sensation -- Kale Chips. The experience brought to mind a phrase from poet, Antonio Machado -- "bendita ilusion" or "marvelous error" -- which he uses in his poem, Last Night As I Was Sleeping. Machado's poem is so utterly beautiful that I'm afraid posting this cheeky version will land me some sort of misfortune or bad karma. Maybe I should wear garlic around my neck this week. Oh wait, that's for vampires, isn't it, not dead plagiarized poets, never mind.
Back to the Kale Chips...I did a search to see if anyone had made the same "marvelous error" with the kale and, sure enough, vegweb had a recipe. So I list it here with a few changes, namely baking it at a low temperature. Kale Chips are a delicious snack for adults and a good way to "sneak in" more vegetables with kids. The cider vinegar gives it a nice tang.
1-2 big bunches of kale*
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt (to taste) or favorite seasoning blend (i.e. hot n' spicy Spike)
Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees.
Wash and de-stem kale. Chop or tear into "chip" size pieces and toss in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients to coat.
Spread kale onto baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes or until crispy. Serve immediately.
* You can use any green. I used dinosaur kale and red wide-leaf treviso and it was terrific.