Thursday, March 10, 2011
Kale Chips and Beet Chips
I've seen several recipes for kale chips and heard that they tasted good, but had never tried them. Then on facebook about a week ago on this super fun FB page called What's Cooking Mom, some of the gals were talking about turnip chips, then someone mentioned beet chips and kale chips......and I was thinking....hey I have some beets in the frig. So when I ran to the store, I picked up some kale and figured why not try them both at the same time!!!!
Well.....they were both excellent....I can't decide which one I like more. The kale chips were light, crunchy and addicting. They make you want to have....just one more. The beet chips have a sweet and savoriness to them and give you different dimensions of flavor the more you chew. So for me I can honestly say, that I cant honestly say which one tastes better!! Which is a good reason to try both!!
1 bunch of kale, torn into 2" pieces (approximately)
juice of half a lemon
1 T olive oil
1 tsp salt
Wash and dry kale thoroughly. Tear leaves from stems and discard stems. Put in a large bowl and toss with lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Toss around to cover all leaves. Arrange on two large cookie sheets trying not to overlap too much. Bake at 350 for 10-12 min. Check after 8 min. They burn easy....I'm speaking from experience. ;)
3 beets peeled and slice thin
1 T olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
Arrange beets on large cookie sheet and drizzle oil evenly over beets then sprinkle with salt . Bake at 425 for 30-40 minutes.