The other day, a friend turned up with a huge bunch of kale from the farmers' market and the exhortation to cook it. Turns out that kale, a leafy green form of cabbage, has been unfairly sidelined as a garnish for deli platters when in fact it should be the star of the show.
A powerful antioxidant and high in beta carotene, vitamin K, and calcium, kale is also believed to be a good cancer fighter. Now the best part: you can make kale look and taste like dark green potato chips.
Take 1 bunch of kale
Remove and chop the leaves
Wash in a salad spinner, and dry thoroughly
Place kale on a cookie sheet
Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Sprinkle with salt and pepper, or just salt
Roast at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until crispy.
I made this dish for a group of friends, and each one called the next day for the recipe. Do you have a great recipe for kale? Please share it with us! And remember to use Seventh Generation dish soap to clean the cookie sheet.