Friday, 6 September 2013

Kale Crisps

Regular readers of my blog will have noticed that I have changed the look, this new minimalist approach has taken time to build and will be tweeked in the coming weeks. I wanted to focus on the food and to highlight the photography, I hope you like it and to celebrate here is a feel good snack recipe :)

I have to admit I really love eating snacks, especially in the evening time when things calm down after a busy day. I have tried plenty of healthy snacks but few can compare with these delights. I'm all for health but I am equally for taste. I find that I will eat a healthy snack for a couple of days but alas, if it is more healthy than tasty I will eventually give up! These are different, they are light and crisp but above all they are really tasty.

Now like any parent I sometimes lose the battle of getting green vegetable into my children's diet, these were welcomed with open arms!! So now the kale is in season (until early in the new year) and very easy to get, try these handy snacks out and see what you think.

Serves 2-3

200g Fresh kale leaves
Light oil spray or olive oil

Wash the kale and dry completely in a clean tea towel. Preheat the oven to 170ºC/340ºF/Gas Mark 3.

With a kitchen scissors or vegetable knife cut the kale into bite size pieces and discard the tough salk.

Lay the kale in a single layer on two flat unlined baking sheets. Spray or drizzle with the oil and season with salt. Bake in the preheated oven for 5-10 minutes, checking frequently. The crisps are cooked when they are light and crisp but not burned around the edges. Allow to cool slightly before placing in a serving bowl and season with salt again if necessary.

These are my second batch because the first didn't make it off the baking tray, they were eaten straight from the oven by the whole family!

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