Growing Chefs! Ontario Kale Stem Crackers

Kale Stem Crackers

Chef Ryan prepares Kale Stem Crackers for our April Kid’s Cooking Class, utilizing the kale stems from his Warm Kale and White Bean Dip, check out that recipe next!
Serves 4
1 cup kale stems, thinly sliced1 tablespoon butter1 teaspoon salt1 cup all purpose flour1/4 cup buttermilk, you can substitute whole milk with a ½ teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar mixed into it.1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for brushing the tops Coarse salt, to taste
Cutting boardParing knifeMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsFrying panBowls of various sizesWooden spoonBaking sheetParchment paperRolling pinBlenderCookie cutter or pizza cutterDish towelFork

Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Measure out the flour, salt, buttermilk, butter, and olive oil

Thinly slice the kale stems

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Get Cooking!

Cook the kale stems in a large skillet over medium heat with the butter and salt. The stems should be tender and bright green . Place the cooked stems and oil in a food processor or blender and pulse until a rough chunky paste is formed. Spread out mixture to cool.

Place the flour and the kale stems into a bowl and mix.

Add the buttermilk and mix until a dough has formed.

Flatten dough into a disk shape, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Once the dough is chilled roll out into about ¼ inch thickness. Cut into circles or squares, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt.

Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.