Kale, I loved you before you were famous

Kale seems to have had such a speedy rise to stardom for its ‘superfood’ qualities that I have- until today- been somewhat happy to enjoy eating kale without feeling the need to constantly talk about it. And write about it.

But alas, I broke down. In a desperate attempt to fill up on a low-calorie food before heading to class for a day of making pies, puff pastries and ice creams, I turned half a bunch of kale into my lunch. Today’s menu on an empty stomach with my sweet tooth would have been a complete and utter calorie intake disaster. And kale rose to the occasion in brilliant style.

One quick WordPress search for kale chip recipes and after reading this one and this one… I decided my version would look like this:

Quick Kale Chips with Black Truffle Salt

Wash and dry several stems of fresh kale. Pull leaves from the tough stems and tear leaves into roughly bite-size pieces. In a large bowl, toss leaves with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with truffle salt. Spread into a single layer on a lined or oiled sheet pan and bake in a 300F oven for 8-10 minutes just until crisp, avoiding burning.

Enjoy this crunchy, healthy snack- or meal- warm or at room temperature. And I have no idea how well these store… maybe next time I won’t eat them all.

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10 thoughts on “Kale, I loved you before you were famous

  1. Ooo! Im loving the combination! Never tried Kale, I wonder what it’s (Australian) counterpart is? As for the black Truffle salt (you know) I’m drooling right now! πŸ™‚ if I were your tutor it’d be big marks all round! We ‘will’ get to see these sweet goodies & pies in your next post-pretty please???

    • Hmmm… I’m not sure about the Austrailian counterpart to Kale… do you have collard greens or swiss chard? It’s not completely unlike those greens. Lol- wish you could grade me- I’d know exactly how to bribe you, miss truffle πŸ™‚
      Pies coming up hopefully soon~

  2. Oh, how I love kale chips! But I can’t say I’ve ever tried them with truffle salt…Sounds like genius to me. πŸ˜‰ And lovely pics. These I will have to try!

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