Thursday, March 27, 2014

Baked Kale Chips


More kale....on Saturday we got another bunch of kale in the veggie box.  It was a different variety, though.  This kale was a beautiful green and leafy variety called Curly Kale.  Curly Kale is more sweet and mild than the Lacinato or Dino Kale that I used in the soup.

Having bumped into my friend while picking up veggies, she shared with me how she made her Kale Chips.  We had sampled her kale chips a few weeks ago and they were so tasty that we decided we would give the chips a try.  How hard can baking leaves be?

Kale Chips
adapted from My Friend, Gay!


Preheat oven to 300° F.

1 bunch kale (any variety will work)
1 Tbsp olive oil
Sea Salt

Seasoning salt (I used Trader Joe's South African Smoke Seasoning Blend)
Crushed red pepper, if desired.

Rinse and dry the leaves.  With a sharp knife remove the stems and center rib of the leaf.  You can tear the leaves into pieces (fairly large pieces as it shrinks while baking) or keep them whole.  I left the leaves whole.

Toss the leaves with the olive oil and place on a baking sheet.  Sprinkle sea salt over the leaves.

Bake for 20 minutes.  You want the leaves to crisp up but not burn!

Remove the baking sheets from the oven and sprinkle with your choice of seasoning or crushed red pepper.  Cool.

Note:  My friend tells me that you can bake the chips at 250° F. or at 300° F. just keep an eye on them.  The baking time will vary by variety.

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That was simple...and we had a nice healthy snack!

I am sharing today at Foodie Friday and at Full Plate Thursday.

9 comments:

  1. The chips sound like a fantastic idea plus it's a healthy snack. Love it!
    Sam

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  2. Yay! Chips are my favorite. Please celebrate National Kale Day October 1st! Nationalkaleday.org

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  3. I'm always looking for a healthy snack and this one looks very interesting. I'm a new fan of kale and will definitely give it a try.

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  4. I still have enough winter kale in the garden to enjoy some of your awesome kale chips, yum! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. I have made kale chips once and put too much salt on them. I found they really don't need a
    lot of salt. They were quite good except for the salt. Must try again.

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  6. I have always wanted to try making baked kale chips! These are the perfect healthy snack!!

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  7. I wanted to thank you for encouraging me to try kale. I had been a little shy about it, but after seeing so many great kale recipes on your blog, I ordered a kale salad at a new upscale restaurant we tried and found that I really, really liked it. I don't think I would have ordered it had I not seen kale on your blog. Thank you Kate.
    Sam

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  8. I made a salad with baby spinach, kale, feta, strawberries etc. Jumping off that kale bandwagon. A bit chewy for us! Before I turn it into compost I will try the chips. I have bought it for years to use under cheese platters, etc. I should have stuck with that, lol! But I tried!

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