Recipes We Love: Kale Chips

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. Here's how: 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. Serve immediately 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. photo: joyosity