Russian Red/Ragged Jack Kale Chips

Russian Red/Ragged Jack Kale starting to bolt

Russian Red/Ragged Jack Kale starting to bolt

The kale is beginning to bolt. It hasn’t been very hot, so this is definitely a cool/cold-weather loving plant. I’m going to let it bolt and see if I can collect some seeds. I can never resist saving my own seeds. Seeds are one of my favorite things about gardening!

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I picked all the young tender green leaves (leaving the older, thicker/tougher purple leaves behind).

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Coat them lightly with olive oil and some seasoning salt. Spread out on a baking sheet and bake at 250 for about 45 minutes (until they are crispy). The Spy said, “Oh my gosh these are so good. Did you invent these?” haha

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Kale Chips

They look shiny in the picture but I added very little oil. Only about a tablespoon for the whole batch. I have made them before without any oil and they are good but the little bit of oil adds a ton of flavor.

You can eat them plain (like chips) but they are also great crumbled on top of rice or a salad. Think of them as vegetarian bacon bits!

A few other spring sights in Spy Garden:

Violet de Provence Artichokes and Yellow Strawberries

Row of Violet de Provence Artichokes and Yellow Strawberries

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Tulips

Spy Garden April 25, 2013

Spy Garden April 25, 2013

6 thoughts on “Russian Red/Ragged Jack Kale Chips

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  4. thelandroverownerswife

    Love the kale chips recipe. I’m growing kale with the children in the school garden (haven’t really room for it at home but I do grow a few plants in pots for salad) and I may well use your recipe for our ‘Community Day’ in July which is to celebrate the school food culture and the school garden. We hope to use as much produce from the garden as possible as food for visitors and these would be ideal, not to mention unusual. Thanks for the idea :)

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