February 27

Roasted Broccoli Chips

If you buy your broccoli in full heads like I do (hint: its much cheaper than pre-cut florets!) – DON’T throw away the stems! They may look inedible but they are secretly scrumptious! My favorite way to prep broccoli is by roasting it in the oven – turns out, if you chop the stems into chips and roast them with the florets, they take on an awesome crunchy texture much like, well, chips! Β Here’s a simple snack that satiates my cravings for late night savory munchies like popcorn or chips:

ROASTED BROCCOLI CHIPS

1-2 heads of broccoli

salt & pepper to taste

olive oil

1 TB fresh Parmesan cheese (optional)

1. PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees

20140227-124405.jpg

2. CHOP broccoli stems into 1/2″ thick chips (try to keep them all the same size so they cook evenly). Chop the florets too and arrange all on a baking sheet.

3. DRIZZLE lightly with olive oil and sprinkle salt & pepper.

20140227-124415.jpg

4. ROAST in oven for 20 minutes (keep an eye on them and adjust time according to your preferred crispiness).

5. GRATE Parmesan cheese over the top. I love the nutty flavor of the 2 combined.

6. ENJOY!

20140227-124426.jpg

Advertisements