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Celebrity Chef Recipes


Ina Garten

Ina Garten's Parmesan Kale Chips

While working as a White House budget analyst, Ina Garten longed for a more creative career. Buying a specialty food shop was the ticket to a life she adores. Since then, the beloved Barefoot Contessa has written nine cookbooks and won two Emmys for her Food Network show. Next time you invite friends over, serve a light bite from her latest book, Make It Ahead. "Kale seems to be everywhere now," says Ina. "And of course, freshly grated Parmesan cheese makes everything taste better."


1 large bunch flat-leaf kale (sometimes labeled cavalo nero, Dinosaur kale or lacinato)
Good olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly grated Parmesan


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.

With a sharp knife,remove and discard hard rib from center of each leaf, leaving kale as intact as possible. Place kale on prepared sheet pans, drizzle or brush with olive oil and toss to coat lightly. Sprinkle generously with salt and bake for 10 minutes, until crispy. Sprinkle lightly with Parmesan and bake another 5 minutes. Cool and serve.

Make It Ahead Tip: Prepare and cool to room temperature. Wrap tightly and store at room temp for up to 4 days.

Makes : 6 servings

Originally published in the November 2014 issue of Family Circle magazine.