Saturday, July 3, 2010

Kale Chips...Yes, You Read That Right!

We love potato chips. No, let me re-phrase that. WE LOVE POTATO CHIPS! There, that somewhat emotes our love for potato chips. But our problem is that we can't stop at one chip or two chips, or 20 chips. We have to eat the whole bag or we are not happy.

So how does kale, that leafy green, enter into this picture? We received a bunch of kale through our CSA last week. I have yet to plant it myself since we get it through our CSA, but I might do so next year.

I just wasn't in the mood for soup or a casserole, which is what I normally do with kale in the fall, winter or spring. But soup in the summer time just doesn't interest me.

I have read about kale chips on many different blogs, but never gave it a try. Everyone raved about kale chips. " They taste just like potato chips" chirped the food blog world.

So I gave it a go.

Kale Chips
  • one bunch kale
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • Parmesan - optional
  • or any other spice or herb that floats your boat
1. Remove the thick stems and center ribs.

2. Rinse the remaining leaves and dry well. A salad spinner comes in handy if you have one.

3. Cut or rip the leaves into small pieces.

4. Coat with olive oil, and sprinkle salt, Parmesan or your favorite herb.

5. Lay flat on a rimmed baking sheet.

6. Cook at 300 degrees for 30 minutes or until your desired crispiness.

7. Remove from oven. Wait until cool enough for you to eat. Eat your first kale chip.

8. You might hear yourself saying, "OMGoodness, I can't believe how much this sounds and crunches like potato chips."

9. Dare yourself to eat just one.

10. Enjoy! These are tasty and they do taste like kale, but sound a lot like potato chips. I will definitely make again and dry some different spice combinations. Be adventurous!

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  1. That is an awesome idea. I bet I could get my daughter to eat them since she would be able to dip them. I need to get me some kale!

  2. That is an awesome idea. I bet I could get my daughter to eat them since she would be able to dip them. I need to get me some kale!

  3. Oh wow that sounds amazing! I may have to pick up some kale at the farmer's market this week and give it a try.

  4. I'm wondering if my kids will like this. I can't wait to try this when the weather cools down a little bit. I was just eyeing some kale in my garden and wondering what new thing I could do with it.

  5. These make a surprisingly awesome pizza topping. I tried it at the home of a family I babysat for and was shocked at how the texture seemed to fit perfectly with the chewy bread texture.

  6. My eyebrows are raised in question.

    I will try this and get back to you ;-) ;-)

  7. I really want to make these. It's like you said -- everyone says they're great. Thanks for the step-by-step.

  8. I love kale chips! I never used to buy kale until we got a CSA; now we feel we can barely live without it. Here are lots of ways to use kale.

  9. I made these not too long ago... they were wonderful. I think they taste kind of like broccoli. Yummy tidbits!



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