Friday Fuck Up: Eat the Chips Instead
I don’t post Friday Fuck Ups too often mostly because it doesn’t occur to me to take photographs of my disasters, and words wouldn’t do them justice. For everyone who wanted to see bacon disintegrate into a paper plate, egg drop soup that looked like oatmeal and French onion soup that induced vomiting on command…you’ll just have to wait. But alas, I fucked up and remembered to document it.
In Philly, we were having the best hoagies for dinner. I wanted chips. I thought, no no, chips are boring and bad for you. But baked vegetables? Good.
I decided to make Jaden’s recipe for crispy kale (I like to call it krispy kale, FYI). This didn’t seem hard: Dry kale. Toss with olive oil. Put in oven. Salt. Consume.
Not quite. It might have turned out like shit because I didn’t have the necessary salad spinner to dry the leaves. Or because…well, I don’t know, I wasn’t watching them or I didn’t wash the leaves first (oops) or I put them on foil (is that bad?)
The first batch (pictured above) was burnt, bitter, and all around horrible. My dad, like all dads, still managed to eat half of the tray. I grabbed the second batch from the oven just as I started to see some of the leaves browning. That didn’t work either. They were half bitter and krispy, or not krispy at all.
I was so excited about it but I just wasn’t in love with the taste. Plus it looked NOTHING like the picture in the mag! Something about the Krispy Kale didn’t sit right with me. It was like I needed to eat something else to get the taste out of my mouth. I don’t think you did anything wrong!
oh somehow the first part of my comment got erased. What I meant was:
I read this recipe in Bon Apetit and so I tried to make the Krispy Kale too. I was so excited about it but I just wasn’t in love with the taste. Plus it looked NOTHING like the picture in the mag! Something about the Krispy Kale didn’t sit right with me. It was like I needed to eat something else to get the taste out of my mouth. I don’t think you did anything wrong!
mmmmm….hoagie. I miss “home”…and good bread. DC really sucks sometimes.
i’ve done this and it worked great… used the recipe in Molly Katzen’s Vegetable Heaven. i never really figured out what to do with them, though. just snacked on them.
I have tried to make kale chips twice and both times it was fail city! They looks so easy and tasty! I have no idea what I did wrong but it was no good! So, I totally feel your pain!