Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Dehydrating Kale - Kale Powder!

This is a pint (2 cup) jar.  There you can see some dehydrated powdered kale that I made today.  This was made from 15 large kale leaves!  

I will add this to soups and smoothies through the winter when the fresh kale is not available.

Here is how I do it.

1. Pick the Kale
2. Wash the Kale in cold water and drain.
3. Remove the tough center ribs.
4. Bring a large pot of water to the boil.
5. Immerse the Kale for only 15 seconds.
6. Drain in colander.
7. Plunge into ice water and stir until the heat is out of the leaves.
8. Drain and run it through a salad spinner or pat dry on clean towels.
9. Arrange on dehydrator trays, only one layer deep.
10. Set temperature at 135 degrees F.
11.  After 2 hours, check it.  It could take as long as 3.  It should be completely dry and crisp.
12.  At this point you can just pack it into a jar with an air-tight lid, OR, you can powder it in a food processor or blender, and then store it in a jar, out of the light.  

This will keep nicely for a long time.  It actually tastes nice and slightly sweet.

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