10 March 2010

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.

Enjoy!

8 comments:

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 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.