For my winter garden, I always buy broccoli plants rather than growing my own from seed. This year, my little four-pack included a strange variety. One was a typical broccoli plant and the others were odd but fun variants, including a Romanesco.
The variants have huge leaves. I was going to chop them up for compost or give them to a friend with chickens, but then I decided having committed inputs like water and fertilizers, I should get some benefit. A quick internet scan introduced me to broccoli chips.
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This is one, perhaps the only one, that I am actually familiar with. I do not make them only because all the greens get cooked and eaten like collards. I do not grow so much broccoli that there is much foliage left to do this with.