The Backyard Larder

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Purple Tree Collard Crisps

I wondered if purple tree collards would make good kale crisps. I tossed some shredded leaves in olive oil, salt, paprika and lemon zest and dehydrated them in a low oven to find out.

Purple tree collard leavesThey worked out just as I think they should. But it seems that I don’t really like kale crisps! I’ve had them at parties before and not been too impressed. And I tried making some myself – but burnt them. I just wondered if I would find them more appetising this time. But no, I still prefer my greens hydrated.

Stew on the other hand grabbed a handful and said, “Mmm, what’s not to like?”

So yes, purple tree collards do make fine kale crisps Рfor those who like them!

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