Wednesday, July 06, 2011

no-fail kale chips


Awhile back, I bought some amazing raw kale chips at Whole Foods. Damn tasty, but since they cost almost $8 for a small box, they could only be an occasional splurge at best. Last week, after receiving yet another ubiquitous bunch of kale in 3 consecutive CSA share pickups, the thought yet another pot of kale sauteed with garlic just wasn't doing it for me. This kale overload inspired me to try making my own kale chips. It was so easy and flavorful that I will never again look at CSA-share kale with disdain.



Preheat your oven to 350. Wash your kale, dry it very well and tear into bite-sized pieces. Toss it with either a healthy drizzle of olive oil or a few healthy shots of cooking spray, to lower the fat content, along with sea salt and your seasoning of choice. [I used nutritional yeast and crushed hot pepper flakes. Other possibilities include finely crushed nuts, sesame or nigella seeds, or any herb or spice combo that you like.] Spread the seasoned, oiled kale on a foil- or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes or until crispy. Don't forget to check your teeth in the mirror when you're done noshing!

14 comments:

Abby Bean said...

Look at kale with disdain? Never! I can't get enough of dijon-marinated raw kale salad.

Bianca said...

God, I love kale chips. And yes, they are WAY expensive when you buy 'em pre-made. I prefer to make my own too. :-)

foodfeud said...

Kale chips are so delicious! I love em with curry and cayenne powder.

Cadry said...

The kale teeth check is very important! I eat kale multiple times a day most days, and it has a way of embedding itself into teeth in a most unflattering way. :D (Do you see any kale in that smile?)

JenMeister said...

Mmm! Sounds great. One of my favourite kale recipes is massaged kale salad: http://books.google.com/books?id=ZNN8Cgwmj3kC&pg=PA15&dq=ari%27s+massaged+kale+salad#v=onepage&q=ari%27s%20massaged%20kale%20salad&f=false

urban vegan said...

Cadry: Hate to tell you, but you have kale in your teeth ;)

saveyrgeneration said...

thanks for the recipe! I can't afford a dehydrator or store bought kale chips so this rules!

dreaminitvegan said...

This sure is a quick and easy recipe. Thanks. I love kale chips!

Katrina said...

Oh yum. It doesn't get better than kale chips. I love that weird crinkling noise they make when you take them off the baking sheet.
Hmm... You've inspired me. Maybe I'll make some tomorrow.

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wow.........it looks very delicious snacks, i want wait to have a try.

Heather said...

Dynise! Hopefully you don't mind me leaving a completely unrelated to kale chips question here. I was thinking of making the celebration cake from your book for my birthday, but when I looked at the recipe..I wasn't sure. I was planning a lemon curd filling, raspberry frosting, I had envisioned more of a classic white cake. I'm thinking this recipe sounds more dense? Also, could I ditch the liqueur, maybe sub in some vanilla extract? Thanks for any input, and awesome recipes lately!

Blonde said...

I'd never had kale chips before, and today I tried your recipe. I did half with just salt and the other half with the nutritional yeast and crushed red peppers. The red pepper ones just went in the oven, but the salted ones are delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe.

Amie said...

I have some kale I was trying to figure out what to do with, thanks for providing me with an answer.

Irene @ H.V.R. said...

Wow chips!! I love chips and this cheap is better since it is a healthy chips. Great for my kids.