It’s November in Minnesota and it’s getting flipping cold outside. (Highs in the 40’s Fahrenheit, that is.) It makes me want to eat lots of hot soups, root vegetables … and kale. Kale looks intimidating in the grocery store because the leaves feel like they’re as tough as a leather suitcase. Not to fear! If you bake kale in the oven, it will come out crispy and not tough at all.
You will need:
- Two baking sheets.
- One bunch of kale.
- 3-4 tablespoons olive oil.
- 3-4 teaspoons salt.
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
Preheat the oven to 350°. Grab the bunch of kale by the stem.
Rip pieces off of the leaves. Keep going until you’re down to the midribs.
Rinse the kale pieces in a strainer and blot dry. Add the oil, salt, and Parmesan and toss it like a salad. Spread the mixture out evenly on the two baking sheets.
Bake the kale in the oven for 12 minutes. They will come out looking like this:
The picture doesn’t really convey it, but these are delicious. They taste like fresh, hot potato chips that happen to be green.