Monday, January 10, 2011

Oven Roasted Crisp Kale

Who knew that this daunting look green could be this tasty... My first introduction with Kale was when I used it in this dish and now I regularly look for and buy this. I've always wanted to try the baked version of Kale after reading how crispy and crunchy it gets and set out to try it. This is really easy and reminds me of the Roasted Broccoli recipe that made my husband love broccoli. My daughter liked it a lot and kept eating the crispy kale even before we sat down for lunch (you will see a picture of her trying to grab some). She described it as being 'sparkly' - (I think she meant 'it crackles') probably because it feels so light and crisp in your mouth. I added a touch of chilli powder to give it some spice.

OVEN ROASTED KALE


Ingredients:
Kale - that has been de veined and cut/torn into big pcs, washed and completely dried.
Olive oil - about 2 tbsp and some oil to spray
Salt - to taste
Chilli powder - to taste (optional)

Method:
1) Make sure that the Kale leaves are completely dry.. I used a paper towel to blot those that were still slightly wet. This will ensure that they turn out nice and crisp.


2) Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and spray with some oil.

3) Toss the dried leaves of Kale with oil & some chilli powder (if using) and spread as a single layer on the sheet and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or till crispy (they will still be nice and green).

4) Once crisp, remove and toss with required amount of salt and serve.


16 comments:

  1. Wow.. That's one super healthy snack right there. Love the pics (especially with your daughter's hand peeking :-))

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  2. Healthy n tasty snack....nice idea too

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  3. Super!!!!!!!! I too make this often http://www.sailajakitchen.com/2010/02/crispy-kale.html

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  4. Thats a great recipe. A healthy and delicious Snack.

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  5. Love to try this recipe, super snack!!!

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  6. Simply superb,such a healthy snack..

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  7. One good way to eat the greens....YUM!

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  8. Wow..superb recipe..perfect to munch on anytime :)

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  9. Delicious!! Greta for a snack!!

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  10. yumm .. that looks like crackling spinach .. should try this sometime

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  11. Nice idea Laavanya,pretty pic,the last one :)

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  12. That sounds and looks super healthy! Would love to try sometime..

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  13. I have seen this recipe in several blogs but haven't tried it though. Will have to grab a bunch of kale from the farmers market today. Will try this out!

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  14. Kale is on season, that looks crisp and simple!

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  15. Lovely and crunchy snack..looks so delicious.. KAle is so good for health love this laavanya !!!

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