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Kale Chips...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I made 'em. Thought they were tasty. My husband said he would rather eat paper, but I found them crunchy and salty-two things that I do crave. Kale is a superfood nutritionwise and I have never used it before. Bought it and watched it get old and stale but didn't know what to do with it. I will make these again.
And I think that you could use them with a dip like hummus-there are a bunch of reciepes for them on SparkPeople.

I used really fresh kale, I bought it yesterday at our organic farm stand and it was beautiful, crispy and dark green. I chose to roast it at 250, some of the reciepes said to go as hi as 400, but we are talking about a leafy green here. I roast potatos at 400. So, I preheated the oven, washed and spun the kale dry and tore it into small-med size chunks, tearing off and discarding the center rib.
Put half a head on a cookie sheet, tossed with 1 tsp olive oil, grind of sea salt and grind of pepper. Cooked for 30 min. It is a bit like eating crispy air, but I did find it as satisfying as eating potato chips and I felt better afterwards!
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  • APRILLSCOTT
    What can I say you and the green stuff always get along great! I guess that is why you have done so good. The green stuff and you are best fiends. emoticon
    3509 days ago
  • WANAKA
    I love kale...we grow it every summer and eat it into the winter months. Don't discard the center rib, steam it...very very good!

    I've never made kale chips, but I will definitely try it!
    3510 days ago
  • DEBRITA01
    Good job trying something new...you never know if you like it 'til you try it (my mom's words echoing in my head). glad you found a healthier alternative that takes care of the crunchy/salty cravings...If you find anything that works for chocolate cravings, let me know emoticon
    3510 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6687446
    Congrats on the "Kale Experiment." Trying new foods is awesome, and kale is so good for us. I tried making chips once - yuk. But I love kale soup!
    3510 days ago
  • KSHAGGY
    Wow, I think I will give that a try.....sounds delish!
    3510 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011
    wow this sounds really yum!! Thanks for sharing.
    3510 days ago
  • KASEYCOFF
    If I can find fresh kale (!) I might give it a shot. We have a 'chili infused' light olive oil that is really good, so I could try it with the kale. While it may be 'crispy air' in texture, how was the taste? I mean, fairly bland, or strong and bitter-ish, the way dark greens tend to be?

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    3510 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/13/2011 2:55:07 PM
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