..or just baked kale..
Kale is SO good! Haven’t you heard? Well, I’m telling you right now, it’s good. I usually saute mine with a little olive oil and garlic, but I was feeling frisky and baked ’em this time. They come out crispy on the outer edges and a little chewy on the inside, depending on how long you cook it, and they kind of melt in your mouth. It takes no time at all and is an easy and delicious way to get your veggies… which I am a strong proponent of.
-1 bunch of Kale, whatever kind you like
-1 tbsp. or so of Olive Oil, enough to coat
-salt, pepper to taste
– and anything you want to season the kale with-
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and dry kale leaves. I used about 3 large leaves and that was enough to layer evenly on a cookie sheet. You can use as many kale leaves as your little heart desires.
2. Rip leaves off of stem and rip again to ‘potato chip’ size pieces. They’ll shrink so don’t worry if you think the pieces are too big.
3. Layer leaves on a cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil (or any oil you’d like, make sure it’s something you like cause you’ll be able to really taste it) and about a pinch of salt and pepper and mix together using tongs. I was afraid of using too much salt, so start small and add more when they’re done. I also added sesame seeds and a pinch of red pepper flakes for some spice.
4. Bake for about 20 minutes, stirring half-way through. Let cool slightly after baking and eat up!
Kale! Crispy! Nummers! You can eat these straight up or add to salads or crush up and add to popcorn… which I saw on the internet and thought was a brilliant idea.