Kale Chips - Finally!

I really have been wanting to make Kale Chips ever since Lelo posted about them over a year ago. I had just discovered kale at the time and wanted to try it every way possible. Kale Chips sounded like a perfect snack, a healthful version of packaged potato chips that even my son might find interesting.

And then I got distracted.

Recently Alanna reminded me when she posted about Crispy Salty Kale Chips wondering why she too had waited so long to try them. Then, at the market, I found some beautiful white and red kale with pretty chip-sized leaves that looked perfect for this recipe. I knew it was time.

Besides the kale all you need is some olive oil, vinegar and a sprinkling of salt. You can experiment with high-end flavored balsamic vinegar and sea salt or use plain old apple cider vinegar and kosher or even table salt. I tried it both ways. The chips were delicious every time!

Kale Chips
inspired by recipes at A Veggie Venture and Lelo in NoPo

1 bunch of kale
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon salt

Wash and dry kale, removing stems. If the leaves are large cut or tear them into chip sized pieces, approximately 2 or 3 inches across.

In a large bowl whisk together the oil and vinegar. Toss the dried kale leaves in, stirring and mixing with your hand to thoroughly coat the leaves.

Scatter the leaves in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes, turning and checking at 5 minute intervals, until the desired crispiness is achieved. (I baked mine just over 10 minutes.)

Serve warm.



noble pig said...

They are beautiful and look like little fans!

the southern hostess said...

So interesting. I've never heard of these, but I eat kale all the time. I'll have to try them.

theUngourmet said...

I tried making these once but I couldn't get them to turn out right. I'll have to give your recipe a try. I love the color in these!

Anna said...

Oh, wow! We just had kale for dinner last night and our favorite parts were the crunchy bits!

I must try.

grace said...

gorgeous! you know, i can't recall ever eating kale in any form, but i do believe this would be my preparation of choice. :)

Holly said...

So pretty!!! It might take me awhile to build up the courage to make these;)

Ivy said...

I think I made these once, a while ago. I liked them with the krispy healthyness factor, but, they had a certain bitterness and I haven't ever felt a need for a second batch.

Strangely, they sound good to me. No, no, I am just hungry. LOL

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a fascinating idea! I never would have thought of this. They look like lovely geisha fans. I'm intrigued and will keep my eyes open for the right sized kale. I have to try these.