Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kale Chips with Parmesan Cheese and Garlic


Oh, kale.  Kale is such a vain vegetable.  It loves nothing more than jumping into the oven to get all crispy and chip-like.  Kale likes partaking in this act because it turns kale into a beloved food.  Once kale emerges from the oven all crisped up and full of flavorings, even all those people who say they don’t like kale end up liking it.  And kale just wants to be liked.  

Ingredients 
1 bunch curly kale
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
Heat oven to 325 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat for easy cleanup.  Chop the leaves of the kale into medium-sized pieces.  Wash and dry thoroughly, then place in a large bowl for mixing.  In a small bowl, whisk Parmesan cheese, kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic.  In another small bowl, mix the lemon juice and olive oil.  Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil mixture over the kale in the large bowl.  Use tongs to help coat all the pieces.  Then sprinkle the Parmesan cheese mixture, and use tongs to help coat the pieces with the mixture.  Bake in the oven for about 12-15 minutes.  You want the pieces to be brown and crispy, but not burnt.  I sometimes remove pieces as they become the desired crispness and let some of the less crispy ones stay in the oven longer.

38 comments:

  1. I definitely need to get on the kale chip bandwagon! These look amazing!

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  2. Not much oil at all...and they sound so yummy! A must try recipe :)

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  3. I have had kale chips and they are so addictive! Such a great snack and full of nutrition, a great alternative to chips. I have never had them with parmesan, but it does sound like a winner-yum!

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  4. This sounds wonderful I am even going to try it in my smoker.

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  5. I need to make these! I keep buying kale with the intention of making kale chips, but somehow I always end up juicing the kale instead. Thanks for the recipe!

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  6. Love the addition of garlic and parm, this ain't no regular kale chip! Must try these soon!

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  7. Crispy Kale is about the only way that I'll eat it! It's just amazing how good it is!

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  8. I got to tell my son that these are green chips and wonder if he eats :D

    This is amazing! I have not try cooking with kale before and this sounds very innovative to me.

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  9. I love kale chips! I've never tried 'flavoring' them with anything other than s&p. I'll def. be giving these a try.

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  10. If kale just wants to be liked then it need not worry! Who doesn't like kale? Especially when its cooked into delicious little chips like these (with great flavors!). Wonderful post, Jenn and Seth!

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  11. Perfect way to get yourself to eat more kale! I buy the best kale chips at Whole Foods and they are addicting! I've never tried making my own though, they sound great with the parmesan!

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  12. Seth, these sound wonderful. I'm thrilled they use so little oil. This is definitely a must try. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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    1. Thanks, Mary! But Jenn definitely deserves all the credit on this. I just took the picture and ate lots of kale chips.

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  13. How did I miss this post? *gasp*

    I adore kale chips! These are definitely going on my must-try list!

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  14. I see Kale is calling my name today ;)
    looks good and oh so healthy ;)

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  15. I am seeing kale chips all over the place and every time they look more delicious - yours with Parmesan and garlic reminds me of a garlic pizza - yum :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself

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  16. Yay! I looove kale chips. I had a convo with my BF about them on Sunday because we were horrified that these things cost 8 bucks at Whole Foods! Yours look so much tastier.

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  17. Heading to the grocery store! LOL I have Kale all the time, but I have somehow not made chips yet. I have no excuse! and with Parmesan????? ... sounds yum!

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  18. So many people thing kale is just a garnish on a restaurant plate and it never occurs to them to eat it. We've been kale fans for a long time but have never tried it your way. Sounds delicious especially with the parm, which like bacon truly makes everything better. Lovely!

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  19. I love this how healthy and delicious!

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  20. I love kale chips! Parmesan and garlic is a delicious way to dress these up!

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  21. My mom made us some dried kale that I like to eat plain so I can't imagine how I would devour these!

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  22. Love Kale chips and this would be a wonderful snack!

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  23. I've shockingly actually never made kale chips but I love the sound of the toppings you've put on them! I have a feeling parm cheese is key to their deliciousness.

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  24. Love curly kale but have never tried it this way, sounds great!

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  25. Love this flavor combo! It`s my go-to for all bitter greens. I love how you describe the vanity of kale, hehe.

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  26. I've seen so many kale chip recipes lately that I think I'll just have to go and make some soon, though the idea of those leaves becoming crisp is still slightly unreal.
    p.s. that photo is just beautiful!

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  27. How can anyone not like kale when it's all crispy and parmesan-y? I wish I had a big batch of this right now!

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  28. This sounds great. I just love the ingredients!

    Thank you so much for the visit. I am following your blog now. It has wonderful recipes. Please visit again. I will look forward to it. Blessings, Catherine

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  29. I love kale when it's crispy and I bet it's even better with loads of Parmesan and garlic!

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  30. Oh I love kale chips! These sound delicious =)

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  31. Thanks for this. I've been telling myself for a year that I need to figure out what to do with kale. Chips might do the trick. ;)

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  32. I love Parmesan cheese-these seems like it might be another method fo tricking myself into eating green things :P

    I wanted to let you know I've nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award and The Sunshine Award! You can check out http://cookingactress.blogspot.com/2012/03/whaaa-more-awards.html to find out more :) Congrats!

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    1. Parmesan cheese is the best! Thank you soooo much Kayle!! That is so sweet of you to pass on the awards to us :)

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  33. I've never had kale chips - they always sounded too salty or bland - but I love the idea of using Parm! I will now have to cook this!

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  34. Maybe I need to give these kale chips a shot....hmmmmm :P

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  35. Seth, thanks for supporting Food on Friday: Garlic. Cheers

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