Tuesday, June 21, 2011

tasty tuesday

I've always being the kind of person that loves to try new foods and recipes.

I love experimenting and although the results might not be successful all the time, to me it's worth trying new things and discovering new flavors.

So, the other day while "browsing" around some blogs, I came about a new and exciting recipe of Kale Chips. Yes, you read it right, Kale Chips.

Have you ever eaten Kale before? Well, in my case I don't think I have (that I know of) until the day that I tried it this way.

So, like many other times, when in doubt, I decided to conduct my very own research, via google on all things Kale and it's properties. And that's when I came to find out all about this vegetable extraordinaire, so naturally  I couldn't help but feeling kind of tempted to try it.



I mean, when you read information like; "Kale is packed with Vitamin A, C and E", "Kale is an excellent source of fiber and calcium", "it is extremely sparse on calories and has no saturated fat"... among other wonders!

So, I decided to give the recipe a try. And Oh My! Did I fell absolutely in love with it? YES! I did.



So, here's the recipe, if you care to give it a try one day.

Kale Chips
1 bunch kale
canola or olive oil, for cooking
good-quality coarse salt

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Wash kale and dry it in a salad spinner or between tea towels. (Extra moisture will keep them from getting nice and crispy.) Cut or pull out the tough stems, tear the leaves into chip-sized pieces and spread out on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and toss with your hands to coat well; arrange in a single layer and sprinkle with salt. Roast for about 10 to 15 minutes, until crispy and starting to turn brown on the edges, but not too dark. Serve immediately or cool completely and store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

If you would like to add other condiments other than salt, just think of it as potato chips that come in flavors of onion (use union powder), lime (use lime condiment), sprinkle a bit of vinegar or just like I like to do it, experiment until you find the right condiment for your taste buds.

Disclaimer: I do have to say that Kale is a pretty exotic taste, kind of earthly, but it's just delicious to my taste buds. Perhaps is because I am the kind of person that loves eggplant and hummus- just to give you and idea of what it might taste like.

Anyway, if you feel like trying something new, perhaps this might be a good option, to me it is delicious, healthy and crunchy recipe (just like I like it!). Hope you like it as well! Bon Appettit

Happy Tasty Tuesday!

8 commented; now it's your turn!:

Anna E said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sounds and looks delicious, so I have to try that! Thanks for the idea and recipe, would never have considered it otherwise :-)

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

They are goooood! Especially the spicy ones!

Gods Little People said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Kale is something that is traditionally served as a stew with pork on New Years eve in Denmark. I was never fond of it as a child and hence never touched it since. But I have to say that your recipe sounds very tasty - I'll have to try it if I come across kale in the markets. I mean eat chips and have your vitamins... not a bad combo! :-)
Thanks for sharing!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I saw this on a cooking show on food network...I'm going to try it..I've always loved the taste of kale and this sounds good and healthy..thanks for reminding me.

Happy Days said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I find Kale most disgusting and bitter...yucko~pucko!!...debbie

sunshine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Debbie, perhaps you need to try Kale in this way, you might be surprised as to how good it takes, it's not bitter at all!!!

Missy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love making these except I use red pepper flakes to make it a little spicy! YUM!

Colleen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've never tried kale before, and having them as chips is so tempting! My only problem is that kale is very high in Vitamin K. I am on a blood thinner. Blood thinners and Vitamin K do not play nice, especially with high doses of Vitamin K, and can therefore cause big problems. So this is something I should probably skip trying, considering I can't contain myself when eating chips!! lol

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