Kale what? Kale fries. Yes, I battered and fried up some kale stems, and they were delicious. So yes, Kale Fries!
I usually relegate the stems from all my greens to the compost bin, but in this instance I went for something a little bit different. The stem of greens such as chard, kale and collard greens are edible, but they do take a little longer than the leaves to get tender. Which is why we often discard the stems.
Look how beautifully gorgeous and colorful the stems of chard and kale are? Yes, they will add lots of nutrients to your compost, but they can also add lots of nutrients to your dinner!
I developed this recipe for Cut ‘N’ Clean Greens, so please head over to their website for the full recipe for Kale Fries.
It will be so worth it. If you are serving kale or chard with dinner, consider these Kale Fries your appetizer. Nothing goes to waste, and your guests think you are a genius for serving those lovely tempura vegetables!
Inspired! a practical way to utilize the crunchy stems, and who can resist tempura anything?!
Cut 'N Clean Greens says
This is such a great idea to use the ENTIRE leaf. And your strategy to make these as an appetizer for a dinner in which you are using the kale or chard leaf later in the meal is genius.
Thanks for showing everyone how to do it, and making these fries so pretty!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says