Sweet Crispy Kale

Kale isn’t that exciting in my book but cooked like this I actually like it. It’s probably because it reminds me of crispy seaweed that you get in a Chinese.

You’ll need a wok or a plancha on your BBQ to be able to cook this, I have a large cast iron wok with a flat bottom I was given. It’s a great bit of kit. I have made this though on one of the flat cast iron planchas Big Green Egg sell. 

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  • 400g Kale
  • 2 tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  1. Setup your Egg for a direct cook with the stainless steel grid above the coals. Get it to 220°C.
  2. Add your kale and oil to the pan and fry for around 5 minutes stirring every minute.
  3. Add your sugar and cook for a further 2 mins stirring every 30 seconds.
  4. You kale should have wilted and started to catch on the edges.


If you like it really crispy then cook it for longer. 

If you’re not a fan of the sweetness then you could fry it with some garlic, chilli and ginger as well as the sugar and the juice of a lime to give it an asian twist. 

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