Sunday, June 28, 2009

Adventures with Kale

I decided to try making these kale chips I have heard people talking about. I have never had kale, nor have I ever purchased it. So off to the store I went to purchase kale, hoping it wasn't expensive considering I had no clue if I was going to like it. So a big bunch of kale? 79 cents? Deal. I was off and running. Back home I followed Erin's recipe from House on Hill road. I toss them with oil, I sprinkle them with salt, I kiss them off as their leafy lacy bodies slide into the oven. I wait, I wring my hands, I pace. Kale... would it be tasty? Or tasteless? Next I smell smoke. I throw open the oven and my lovelies are burnt burnt burnt. But not all. Some are still green. I take a taste. Hm. I take another taste. I decide I am not sold on the Kale, or their chippy selves. Not sure Kale and I are meant to be. But wait!! People love them! How can this be?! I guess we will just have to agree to disagree. That is what makes us civil after all. Perhaps... if they were dipped in chocolate.


Celestial said...

I've been really curious about this too. I might have to try it out. Maybe it's an acquired taste? Maybe with sea salt?

Modern Crush said...

Yes, I would imagine is could definitely be an acquired taste - I used sea salt and olive oil. Ha! Maybe I would like it better too if it wasn't sorta burnt:)

Vista Gal said...

I am going to try to make fried green tomatoes.