Did you know that Kale is a form of cabbage? And that it’s high in beta carotene , vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin (helps prevent macular degeneration), and calcium? And Sulforaphane (a chemical with anti-cancer properties!) Also, Kale tastes Amazing. I would describe it as addicting. I have had Kale chips every day this week.
Most likely you’ll recognize Kale as a common garnish but it is so much more. Although Kale can be a bit bitter raw it is wonderful baked to a crisp or even sauteed. It has a taste similar to broccoli.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with tin foil.
Kale (chopped into bite sized pieces )
Salt & Pepper
1 Clove Garlic Minced
In a large bowl mix a good amount of Kale (it will shrink when cooked) with the olive oil, salt & pepper, and garlic. Make sure all the of the pieces are evenly and lightly coated. Spread evenly on the cookie sheet and pop in the oven on the top rack.
Now this is very important: You must watch the Kale carefully! It will burn quickly. Continuously pull the cookie sheet out and stir the Kale (removing any pieces that are crisp and crunchy) It should take between 5 and 10 minutes to cook all the Kale.
You could also try different combinations of seasonings. Enjoy!