Two ways to go. We like them both.  One provides a bit more color intensity. For both, start by washing 1 bunch kale leaves; remove rib or stem. Spin dry or pat dry with paper towel.

Version #1 Toss the clean dry leaves with 1 tablespoon EVOO. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, coriander. You are now ready for the oven. Follow below for “both” versions.

Version #2 Blanched: Blanch the washed destemmed leaves in salted boiling water for less than 10 seconds, or just till bright green color is set. Remove to waiting bowl of ice water to stop cooking; remove to colander. Spin or pat dry. Toss with 1 tablespoon EVOO, and season with salt pepper coriander. You are now ready for the oven so follow “for both” versions.

For both versions, once ready for the oven, place pieces on cookie sheet in single layer; put into 300°F oven for 10-20 minutes or until lightly dried and not burnt. Some caramelizing is allowed, as the “char” seems to off set any bitterness the kale may have.


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