May 19, 2011

Kale Chip Convert + Wine on The Fox

OK - have you guys heard of these Kale Chips?? Simply put...AMAZING. Trust me on this one...I was skeptical at first but I can honestly say I have been converted. This leafy green stuff is not only good for you but super delicious when baked with a dredge of olive oil and a sprinkle or salt!

I was first introduced to Kale Chips a few weeks back during my first Foodie Friday link up. My girlfriend, Debra, called immediately to tell me she would be making them that night. Sounded OK but, still, I was not ready to commit to a leafy green being a delicious snack? Yeah right, sell it somewhere else, Lady. Then last weekend we went to Debra's house for a little Wine on the Fox wine tasting fun and there they were on her counter. Green, crispy...and... DELICIOUS!!

Before we get to the recipe for this fabulous (and super healthy) delight let's take a quick look at Wine on The Fox in Oswego, IL. Admission was $10 and came with 5 tasting coupons and a commemorative wine glass...which we will probably never use again...unless, of course - we can recycle it for next years event!

Let the Wine Tasting BEGIN!!
Debra and James plus their friend Dave...
Doing a little Leg Comparison...I'm talented I tell ya!
Stealing a Moment with our Camera Man, E.
Due to many many wine tastings on not so full stomachs I saved all your virgin eyes by editing out the freakish and fuzzy pictures that were taken but I can assure you we had a great time! Warning for recipe below...Kale Chips, though highly addictive and fabulous in many ways, may not be the best base for a day of drinking. Perhaps try something of more substance...just sayin'...

Kale Chips
(shamelessly copied from Two Birds on a Wire)

  • 1 Bunch Kale - rinsed with center ribs removed
  • 1 TBS Olive Oil
  • sea salt to taste

**I added a bit of spice as well with a sprinkle of garlic powder and pepper. I suggest you add whatever the heck you like! :)

Just rinse kale and remove ribs. Break apart in pieces or leave them leaves whole (minus ribs). If you break them up like you would a salad they will cook faster. Being one for instant gratification, I did just that and shaved about 5 minutes off the cook time! Put the kale in a bowl, coat with olive oil, then lay out on a baking sheet (single layer) and sprinkle with salt or other seasonings. Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes...start watching them at 15 and if they are crispy take those bad boys out and get ready to taste some crispy healthy heaven!!

Dinner is served!

Don't forget to pop on over for this weeks Foodie Friday which will begin at 8pm tonight!!

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