Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Parmesan "Swamp Thing" Kale Chips

mmmmm..... cheese and kale. Sounds yummy, no??? Well, it is. Just toss some chopped up curly kale with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper, and parmesan, and bake in a fairly hot oven for 10-15 minutes, and you have yourself a yummy little addictive snack. One little trick I learned during some kale chip experimenting, is that using older and slightly dried out curly kale is best. It seems that the moisture in fresher kale can prevent them from a perfect crisp. Seems obvious, though, now that I said it, yeah??

Think they still don't sound appetizing to you? I know, they do look like you may be eating something off of the Swamp Thing. But not to worry, Dick Durock won't mind. In fact he would probably enjoy these too. And afterall, I did get a pretty picky 2 year old to really enjoy eating kale, by making these tempting little snacks for him. So enjoy your kale! The "vegetarians vegetable".