If you like kale chips you will like grilled kale. When you sauté’ or steam kale it becomes very tender. When you grill or bake (like kale chips) the kale it is more firm and chewy and has a toasty flavor. I think kale is very satisfying grilled.
First you need to soak a bunch of kale in water for 15 or 20 minutes. This fully hydrates the kale so it can stand up to the hot grill.
Next, take your bunch of kale out of the water, don’t shake the water off. A little water on the leaves will steam and help transfer heat from the grill.
rub some olive oil on your hands and rub the kale leaves so the oil is evenly distributed. Salt and pepper the kale.
Now whack the oiled kale on the hot grill in one big heap. (I grilled some walking onions too.)
Start turning the kale over by grabbing big bunches and keep moving it. It will only take a few minutes to cook.
See it starting to char and breakdown? It is about done. (the onions took a few minutes longer).
Ready for the table….or, you could use it for making a frittata or pizza topping, or?
I’m going to make a vegetable lasagna.
I hope you try this. Leave a comment if you do.