Can you believe I had never eaten kale until about 6 months ago? (The world's worst vegetarian!) The first time I had it, I steamed it with some garlic and lemon juice, and it was disgusting. I'm so glad I gave it another try in the oven. It's one of my favorite side dishes now! I actually crave it if it's been awhile since we've had it.
It's super easy and quick. All you do is:
- Wash your kale and trim it into bite size pieces. (Most people say to trim away the tough stem in the middle, but I like it.)
- Spread the pieces out on a cookie sheet and drizzle a tablespoon or so of olive oil around and then rub each piece around on the cookie sheet to kind of coat them. You don't want them drenched, just a tad shiny.
- Sprinkle them with whatever spices you like. We do garlic powder, lemon pepper, and a little salt.
- Pop them into an oven preheated to 350 for about about 20 minutes. Keep peeking in to see how they look. I like to let the edges get completely dark so they are super crunchy, but you might like them softer.
|Crispy kale. Yum!|
Surprisingly, Evie likes them too. She and I can finish a whole pan all by ourselves! I tried to give her steamed kale before but she kept spitting it out.