Jul 7, 2010

Edible Kale

July 7, 2010

I've said it once and I'll say it again--if you love on 'em the right way, beets can be really good. For example:

Deez beets (kind of like 'Deez Nuts'...but kind of not) are steamed and topped with red wine vinegar, slivered almonds and feta cheese. Sounds fancy because it is--just like me.

And now we can move on to the true excitement for the day--I finally found a really good way to make kale.

Well, Maggie doesn't think so:

Okay fine, neither does James:

But I thought it was good, and so did my husband. And seriously, can I get a food stylist up in this joint?

This recipe was inspired by Rachael Ray (whose show I may or may not, on occasion, leave work early to catch), and her insanely fantastical recipe for Parsley Pesto Breadcrumb Spaghetti. I call it Kale with Sauteed Breadcrumbs, and it goes like this:

1 gigantic bunch of CSA kale
Olive Oil
1/2 of a medium onion
1 cup of Italian style breadcrumbs

I think that's all.

Cover the bottom of a really big skillet with olive oil and warm it up over medium heat.
Meanwhile, chop up the onion.
When the oil is warm, toss in the onion.
Toss in the breadcrumbs. They'll soak up the oil and turn crunchy and golden and delicious.
Rip the kale into teeny pieces and put it in the pan, tossing it with the breadcrumbs and adding olive oil as needed.


Kale you can actually eat.


  1. Still harboring a hate for kale?
    I really love roasted kale chips. If I were less lazy, I'd eat them the way I eat goldfish crackers or dill pickle chips or... all that other bad, crunchy junk I eat.
    I should get less lazy. For that, Amy Lawson, you are my motivation.

  2. I second the kale chips! They are my 9 year olds favorite! Just cut the kale into chips sized pieces, spray with olive oil cooking spray (lightly) and salt them. Then roast in the oven until dry and chip-like. SUPER YUMMY!

  3. LOL - those pictures of your kids are priceless. I will admit that I too would have a similar blank stare while trying to force it down. :)

  4. HAHAHA! James and Maggie looks say "I'm not angry, I'm disappointed."

    liquid3sunshine - What are dill pickle chips? They sound marvelously addicting!

  5. When in doubt - kale chips! So good - and I have an aversion for all vegetables green. The key is garlic salt.

  6. I know it's not nice to say, but I think they're saying "go to kale" in their mind voices...

  7. Hey there Bahston Beans. This is liquid3sunshine, just on my other account.
    Dill pickle chips are potato chips flavored like dill pickles. They're ridiculously awful and addictive. I highly recommend not purchasing the Old Dutch variety which tend to go on sale as 2 for $5 fairly often. ;-)