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Our Best Kale Chip Recipe

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Kale chips are our new favorite snack. Simple, quick and tasty. Full of fiber and a great way to get the little ones loving kale.

YOU NEED

2 bunches of Kale (collards work well too)
2 tablespoons olive or grape seed oil
A sprinkle of sea salt

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat your oven to 300º. Wash the kale, then dry it really well with a clean dish cloth or paper towels. Remove all the ribs, and tear the kale into chip sized pieces. Put them into a large bowl and massage the oil into the kale. It is important that every bit gets covered; happy kale is crispier.

Place in a single layer on oiled baking sheets (you might need 2-3 sheets). Bake for about 20-25 minutes, flipping the kale now and then with tongs. The kale will get dark green and crispy, be careful not to let it get brown. When the kale is done, sprinkle with salt and crunch away.

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS

Mix a little grated garlic into the olive oil for garlic kale chips
Toss with Japanese seaweed salt
Sprinkle with sesame seeds

 

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  • http://www.valinreallife.com Val

    Finally made this one tonight. Really good! The kale starts off crunchy then practically dissolves in your mouth. This one’s a keeper.

    • Kirstin

      So glad they crunched, then melted, then were kept! Who would have known such delights are to be found in the humble kale?

  • Andreajroa

    I am making this tonight!! I was wondering what I was going to do with the Kale coming up in my garden this year. YAY!!

  • Carolrickm

    have been making this since I got your book for Christmas – but still can’t get my daughter (12) to try it!  The rest of us love it!  I’m now growing kale in my garden so I have a fresh supply!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=709618562 Tricia Rolston Power

    What can I substitute for Kale? I live in the caribbean and we do not have Kale or turnip greens or mustard greens or even Calaloo like Jamaica has.

    • Kirstin

      Hello Tricia… I have substituted collard greens for kale, might you have them? If you have a farmers market near by go look for a leaf that can hold up to being roughed up a bit, you want the greens to have some heft. Experiment…. and if they don’t turnout exactly to be chips,  throw them into a salad with some other fresh greens and you will have invented something perhaps even better. Do tell us how it goes.

  • http://twitter.com/realfoodgoddess Go Goddess Book

    As a nutritionist, kale chips are a staple around our house. My kids love them with curry spice, and I usually use a little extra virgin coconut oil before hand and give the kale a little massage. It makes the leaves extra tender and they roast up extra crispy!

  • http://twitter.com/realfoodgoddess Go Goddess Book

    As a nutritionist, kale chips are a staple around our house. My kids love them with curry spice, and I usually use a little extra virgin coconut oil before hand and give the kale a little massage. It makes the leaves extra tender and they roast up extra crispy!

  • noelle

    GREAT recipe! melt in your mouth good. i oiled mine with my misto olive oil sprayer/spritzer. they were coated nicely in olive oil but not at all greasy, so that may be a good method if you have one of those in your kitchen arsenal.

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