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06-25-2007, 09:59 AM
I have some organic collard greens that I just bought. My blender is not good enough to make a decent green smoothie out of them. I have tried marinating them in the past with olive oil, soy sauce, and sweetner. They still end up a little too tough for me. Can I dehydrate them in any way that will taste good? I like the flavor of collards, I just don't like to chew them forever.
06-25-2007, 10:05 AM
could try marinating them in olive oil, a little apple cider vinegar, and your choice of spices perhaps..they would soften if allowed to marinate and could eat them that way or in a wrap or something
06-25-2007, 10:11 AM
Oh my god..i was going to ak the same question:)
Anybody know a good blended soup with them?
06-25-2007, 10:11 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. I have tried marinating them in the past but am not a big fan of them that way. If I dehydrate them, will they make crunchy chips?
I am starting again at day 1 of my raw attempt and I want to find stuff that I really like...not just stuff that I can tolerate. I can tolerate marinated collards but they don't really do it for me. I usually drink green smoothies in the morning, which I tolerate but don't really like very much. I love green juice but my juicer is centrifugal and I waste too many greens trying to get juice out of them. I wish I could just juice the collards.
06-25-2007, 11:17 AM
YES, they will make crunchy chips! I recommend using nama shoyu or braggs or something.... skip the oil. And cut out that center vein, of course. But I've done it and they are definitely tasty!
06-25-2007, 03:40 PM
Great! I am going to marinate them for a little bit and then throw them in the dehydrator.
Hi, I'm curious to know how your chips turned out Kelly, because when I made the collard chips in the dehydrator they turned out too tough ...could barely chew them.
06-26-2007, 10:22 AM
The chips turned out really well, not tough at all. I had to dehydrate them for quite a while though. they are crumbly like a dry leaf that has fallen off a tree. Maybe you didn't dehydrate them long enough. I ended up dehydrating them for 24 hours at 115 because I fell asleep without taking them out. I didn't really marinate them much at all. I don't know if that makes a difference. I just mixed up some maple syrup and soy sauce and lightly coated them before I put them in the dehydrator.
I think I am going to try the Monster Kale chip recipe next.
You'll love the kale chips. Those are divine. Yeah I don't think I dehydrated the collard chips long enough either. I actually thought I was overdehydrating them.
06-26-2007, 12:12 PM
I made dehydrated collards...sprinkled with Bragg's. My DD thought they were dead leaves off the tree! They were crunchy, yummy, and I deh. them for about 24 hours.....STICK THEM BACK IN...THEY'RE NOT DONE YET:D
06-26-2007, 12:17 PM
I slice that thick vein down and use them for garden wraps and burritos. They work the BEST!
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