I’ve heard tons of people tell me how wonderful kale chips are. I’ve never had kale before and actually never even had it in the house. To be honest, I think the only time I’ve seen kale was as garnish on a sandwich tray or something. Very pretty but how was it to eat? I had no idea.
Last week when I received my farm basket it had a bunch of kale in it and I knew instantly how I was going to cook it! “Chips”!
I asked my trusty healthy guru’s how they cook their kale chips and I got a couple of different ideas. I figured the first time I made it I’d just do it nice and simple. I washed the kale and dried it. I tossed it in olive oil and then doused it with sea salt. I laid it flat on two cookie sheets and baked it in the oven at 350* for 10 minutes.
As it was cooking I started to smell something that was similar to broccoli and I was kind of surprised – I had no idea that it was similar in taste to kale. Interesting.
When we took out the cookie sheets it looked like this:
We all gathered around and tried it for the first time. Comments ranged from, “This is good” to, “Tastes like broccoli”. I agree with both! Overall I think we think they are just “okay” and probably wouldn’t go out of our way to make them again unless we had a recipe that was vastly different than what we made tonight. We liked the texture and the crunchiness but the taste was just ‘okay’. Maybe next time I’ll put it on a salad or something different? Just eating it plain was kind of meh.
I did a horrible job at photographing my food today – my mind wasn’t really focused.
For breakfast I had coffee (of course) & made oatmeal. I put too much water in it and only ending up eating about half of it.
I didn’t plan my lunch very well and ended up having to grab something out. I ordered a taco salad from a local restaurant with charo beans. No too shabby.
Tommy made dinner tonight – cabbage soup! I absolutely love this recipe and Tommy makes it nice and spicey.
Ingredients for cabbage soup are: 2 heads of cabbage, potatoes, carrots, celery, zucchini & squash. Check it out:
Everyone loves it…I mean everyone!
Question: Have you had kale chips before? Do you love them?