Tuesday, October 05, 2010

intrigued by the kale chips idea? some tips

Tip #1. Probably best to try it with actual kale and not rainbow chard like I did.

Tip #2. But if you do find and use a chard recipe (also like I did), probably best to follow it more closely than I did. That is-- don't fear the oil!!

The chard was a little too wet/watery to crisp up nicely. I think I should have doused the whole thing liberally in oil and basically done a pan fry and dry. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sea salt and those things would probably disappear.

I'm pretty sure it's true, because I tried giving my almost 4 and almost 2 year old girls some seaweed snack today. Roasted in sesame oil, with sea salt and a pinch of sugar, this Korean snack is $1.89 at Whole Foods and it was SO GOOD. And they ATE it. I was amazed but they finished nearly the whole damn package.

Not to mention that this whole kale chip/chard chip thing has gotten so trendy, Whole Foods jumped on the bandwagon with a bag of chard chips and parmesan for...$6.99.  It mystifies me how they can charge that much for so very very litte, but they don't call it Whole Paycheck for nothing.

So if more leafy greens come our way through our fabulous CSA Terra Bella Family Farm, they're getting the oven fried treatment.