People who know me know I have a terrible weakness for potato chips. My mouth is watering right now. There isn't any acceptable substitute. The more you have to wipe off your hands, the better.
Alas, they have a drawback. Yes, that's right. They're in the same food group that Tastes Good. As in, if you're overweight, the best diet is, "if it tastes good, spit it out." Surefire cure.
I've tried those veggie crisp thingies. They're okay. Especially if you add a little salt and butter. Like popcorn.
A friend mentioned making kale chips a couple of years ago. I smiled. Really? Imagine that. What will they think of next...making engine fuel out of grass? Oh, wait...that works. Probably a similar process, right?
Showing off veggies - only the kale will get the treatment
So...she's growing kale in her garden, and the stuff is so pretty. Especially after the frost, it's still out there, lighting up the dirt with glowing colors, red, turquoise...amazing. I want to grow that.
Alas, we don't do just pretty in our garden, hubby says.
But...eat the stuff? Really? Another friend comes to book club with a bag of green crispy stuff. Yeah, kale. chips. Misnomer fer sher. I taste one to be polite. It's not...horrible, even if it is green as a dollar bill--slightly more appetizing.
You just rub olive oil on the leaves, getting in all the curly crevices...sprinkle salt, bake low oven for a few hours.
Oil and salt...we can try this. I can one-up the process, though. I have a food dehydrator. I make the chips as directed. And...ya know, they're not bad. My friends love them. Weird writer friends adore them. I can't make them fast enough. I only hope there's enough kale left after the frost to turn groovy colors.
What's your favorite snack?