Superbowl Superfood: Kale Chips

Photo of lacinato kale, also known as dinosaur kale for blog post on superbowl superfood kale chips by charis freiman-mendel, author of cook your way through the s.a.t.

Lacinato (dinosaur kale) has an embossed texture and is slightly less bitter than traditional curly kale

Consider baking kale chips if you’re hosting a Superbowl party. Kale chips are quick and easy to make, taste great and can be a healthy addition to your menu whether you’re watching the game on the big screen or at a tailgate party. It may take some COERCION to convince RELUCTANT guests who were expecting burgers and fries to go green. The ones who CAPITULATE will be glad they did.

If you are a diehard Italophile like me, you love lacinato kale, a staple of Neapolitan cooking. It’s classified as an heirloom plant because it’s no longer cultivated on a large scale. I enjoy the texture and taste of this superfood much more than the common VARIANT, curly kale.

Photo of kale chips recipe for blog post on superbowl superfood kale chips by charis freiman-mendel, author of cook your way through the s.a.t.

Photo of lacinato kale with two types of seasonings, walnut oil and cayenne pepper, or olive oil with curry powder and cumin, for blog post on superbowl superfood kale chips by charis freiman-mendel, author of cook your way through the s.a.t.

I made half of my batch with walnut oil and cayenne pepper, and the other half with olive oil, curry powder and cumin

Photo of torn pieces of lacinato kale in salad spinner for drying, for blog post on superbowl superfood kale chips by charis freiman-mendel, author of cook your way through the s.a.t.

Dry the torn kale with a salad spinner or paper towels. Do not discard the central ribs...chop them into 1" pieces and add to your salad.

Photo of seasoned kale pieces laying on baking sheet, for blog post on superbowl superfood kale chips by charis freiman-mendel, author of cook your way through the s.a.t.

It's o.k. to crowd the seasoned kale pieces on the baking sheet

Torn kale leaves can be arranged on the baking sheet with the edges tightly CONTIGUOUS, but keep them all on one layer for even cooking.

Photo of baked kale chips, ready to serve, for blog post on superbowl superfood kale chips by charis freiman-mendel, author of cook your way through the s.a.t.

Option: crush the baked kale chips and toss with freshly popped popcorn

New England Patriots vs. New York Giants . . . that’s tough for someone like me, who has roots in both of those places!

Charis

  • VARIANT = alternative
  • COERCION = pressure
  • RELUCTANT = opposed
  • CAPITULATE = surrender
  • CONTIGUOUS = touching

2 responses to “Superbowl Superfood: Kale Chips

  1. Love this easy to prepare healthy alternative to traditional chips. Looks delicious.

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