I’ve been hearing about kale chips for months but never got around to making them.  A lot of people say that they’re “as good as regular chips”.  Now, I LOVE LOVE LOVE me some potato chips so I just had to give them a try.  I just so happened to have some kale in my fridge that I picked up randomly at Loblaws (it was on sale for $0.99 a bunch) and had no plans for so when I heard some kale chip talk on the Twitters I had to go for it.

This winter I’ve been finding it hard to eat produce.  I’m kind of root vegetabled-out, the imported stuff isn’t so inspiring and when it comes to fruits I’m getting tired of citrus fruits and cellared apples.  As a result I’ve been feeling not 100% because I’m pretty sure I’m missing out on all sorts of vitamins and minerals. So anyway to consume more produce is looking extra appealing to me right now.

Kale chips are ridiculously easy to make. You pretty much just wash and dry the kale and tear it into bite-sized pieces.  Then you toss it with some olive oil and spices and cook in the oven for about 10-15 minutes.  Done.  The biggest stress is making sure the kale doesn’t burn.  You want the kale to be crunchy but it can go from crunchy to burned very quickly.

So are kale chips like potato chips?  Not really.  BUT kale chips are a great alternative as they fulfill that salty, crunchy craving that often creeps up on me.  They are best out of the oven but if you store them in a plastic bag they should keep for another day or two.  Also, you can experiment with all sorts of flavours. I kept it simple this time and just did olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes and salt.



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3 Responses to Kale Chips

  1. Marie says:

    I love kale chips, but anyone that says kale chips are a replacement for potato chips is just insane!

  2. Fran says:

    I have been wanting to make kale chips too. I am glad you posted this. I will use some of my kale for smoothies and the rest for chips!

  3. Judy Epstein says:

    I love these too, but I cook them at 400 for about 5 mins…comes out perfectly!

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