Kale Chips

 

Kale Chips  are a great way to get more kale into your diet.  I especially like this recipe if I need to use up a bunch of kale — like when I get two bunches from my CSA — because it uses up a whole bunch pretty quickly.  Kale chips are crunchy and strangely additive once you have had them a couple times.  I reach for these when I am craving a salty and crunchy snack.  I have several variations of the kale chip recipe.  The first recipe has a salt and vinegar flavor.  I have also include 2 variations — one spicy and one garlic — that are also very tasty.   Kale is very nutritious and a top superfood to fight cancer.  For more information about kale go here.

 

Kale Chips

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch Kale
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon, squeezed
  • kosher salt
Directions

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.  Wash kale and dry thoroughly and dry with paper towels or a tea towel.   Toss the kale with the olive oil and lemon juice and place on a baking sheet.  Sprinkle with kosher salt.  Check after 30 minutes and toss kale as necessary.  Cook about 30 more minutes.  Watch kale in the last 5-10 minutes carefully as it can burn easily.

Variation 1
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch Kale
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce (I used sriracha hot sauce)
  • Kosher salt
Directions
They are the same as above.  I just add the hot sauce to the oil and toss in the mixture.
Variation 2
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch Kale
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt
Directions
Thinly slice the garlic and add the the olive oil.  Allow the garlic to sit in the oil for 20 minutes.  Remove the garlic and follow the standard directions above.

 

 

20. February 2012 by admin
Categories: Starters | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. how long do they keep when you do them in the oven?
    many people i know use dehydrators for the kale chips and store them for a long time

    • I store them in an airtight jar for no longer than 4 or 5 days. They usually don’t last that long ;-). I’m sure you could use a dehydrator, but I’ve never done them that way so I couldn’t vouch for how they come out. Let me know if you try them in the dehydrator how they come out.

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