Thursday, July 11, 2013

Potpourri: Kale Chips

I just have to share my new favorite easy recipe to make in the oven with you. And since it's not a dessert, it goes under my potpourri label.
 
Have you had kale? Have you had kale chips?
 
Some find kale in its birthday suit a little too bitter for their tastes, but most people love when it's mixed in a salad, smoothie, or made into chips.
 
I used to buy my kale chips and then one day I decided to make my own. I was surprised at how low a cost kale is. So inexpensive for such a super food!
 
Making kale chips is super easy.
Get some kale.
Wash it and tear the leafy parts into tortilla chip sized pieces. Dry in spinner or pat dry.
Turn on oven to 350 degrees F.
Put individual pieces of kale on a cookie sheet.
Brush on some olive oil on one side of the kale.
Sprinkle some salt over the kale and put in oven for 8-10 minutes. Check the kale often after 6 minutes. It can burn easily and the smaller pieces might be ready to be removed from the oven. Once they are crispy they are ready to eat.
(If you have a square meat frying pan, this works extra well for baking kale since the ridged cooking surface brings the flow of heat under the kale as well.)
 Isn't it so lovely and green? I bet you can't eat just one!
Bake well and prosper!

3 comments:

  1. I love kale chips. We make them for the kids in the school kitchen I volunteer all the time. Sometimes we add garlic! Yummy!

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  2. I've been making a lot of kale chips lately too...it's definitely one of my favourite things to bake in oven coz so simple and can enjoy within 20 mins! (altho I'm really lazy about the wash and spin dry part haha). Mine doesn't turn out as green as yours though - probably coz i always overbake and they turn really dark!

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  3. Hi Erika,

    Although I'm a vege person, I have never been crazy eating kale. Would love to try kale in the form of chips... This might change my opinion of kale.

    Zoe

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