Crispy Kale

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Canola oil, for deep frying

1 bunch kale (about 1 1/2 pounds)

Kosher salt

1 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves removed

Directions

  1. In a large heavy pot (like a Dutch oven), heat 2 to 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Thoroughly wash the kale and remove the stems. Tear the leaves up into large bite-size pieces and dry them, either in a salad spinner or on paper towels. 
  3. Drop 5 to7 leaves in the hot oil at a time and fry until the kale is crisp and almost transparent, 60 to 90 seconds. Drain on a wire rack set over paper towels and season with kosher salt while hot. 
  4. Fry the cilantro leaves for a couple of seconds and drain on the same wire rack. Season with a bit more salt. Serve it as a snack or side dish.