Sunday, March 17, 2013

Rosie Makes Green Chips.

The Hawthornes love their greens.
And the nice thing is,
all I have to do is walk out the door and pick them.

How convenient!

Mr. Hawthorne is cooking his batch of greens down.
I'm going on a different track -
I'm making crisp Green Chips.

First, your greens must be thoroughly washed.
No one wants any UPOs mixed in with their greens.
(UPO = Unidentified Protein Objects)

The greens must be thoroughly dried.
This is important.

We're going for crisp chips here,
so the greens must have no moisture on them.
Moisture => Steam => Limp Greens

After shaking off excess water,
 I spread my greens (mustard and kale)
and purple (Russian kale) 
out on towels and racks in a single layer and blotted dry.

Be sure to get that moisture out of the frills in the kale.
 
 
Cut out the ribs.







Pour a little olive oil in the baking pan.

I used an extra virgin olive oil.

Mr. Hawthorne received an offer in the mail
which we took advantage of.

We bought 6 - 16.9 oz. bottles of
We both liked the oil.
$29.95 and that included shipping.
But wait!  There's more.

 We also received a ceramic olive oil container.
But that's not all!

 
 We also received an 8-inch deep-sided non-stick pan
which produces wonderful scrambled eggs.
All in all, that was a sweet deal.
 

 Massage the leaves with the oil, lightly coating.

 Keep leaves in a single layer. 



 Ready for a 300° oven for 20 minutes.
Never salt before baking.
Salt brings out moisture
and your greens will be limp not crisp.

 After baking, set chips on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
Sprinkle with sea salt.

 
 Or sesame seeds.

 Or cayenne powder.


Enjoy paper-thin leaves of green.






Reminds me of stained glass.


These are addictive.

I love the crisp crunch of this.






A little pink Himalayan sea salt,
some cayenne powder, sesame seeds, and sea salt.



I bet even a Yankee would like this.









Enjoy.
Greens are good!

8 comments:

Lori K said...

Please send some to this Yankee!!!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

You'll have to come and get it, Lori!

Sage Trifle said...

Even though they have been wildly popular for a while, I've never been tempted to make greens chips. Until now. Your looks so delicious and beautiful.

Sage Trifle said...

Even though they have been wildly popular for a while, I've never been tempted to make greens chips. Until now. Your looks so delicious and beautiful.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Thanks, Sage. You should make them. They really are good! They remind me of stained glass.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Thanks, Sage. You should make them. They really are good! They remind me of stained glass.

;)

SweetPhyl said...

They don't call it Kale crack for nothing! LOVE the stuff!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Kale crack. Ain't that the truth, Miss Phyl!