Friday, March 9, 2012

kale chips

I did not want to make them. Kale chips seem like the "hip new health food", and I admit that I am the type of person who baulks a bit at food trends. (I dislike cupcakes and 2008 did not change my mind.)

It took seeing a small 2oz package of kale chips for over $6 to break me. I got a pound of kale, went home, used the googler, and made a batch myself.

All the recipes seemed too simple. Wash kale. Remove stem. Toss with olive oil and salt. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes.

I was wrong. Really wrong. THESE ARE AWESOME!!
They have the crisp-ness and salt of a potato chip, but are more interesting and super thin. They almost shatter in your mouth (in a good way). They are so addictive I nearly polished off the entire batch!


  1. I looooooooooooove kale chips. (And for the record, I hate cupcakes, too.) I brought my own kale to a party my family was throwing where I knew there would be lots of gluten and minimal veg. Baked up some kale chips (and got to eat all of them because my family was terrified by the concept of kale as snack food).

  2. Ha! Bummer for your family, but awesome for you. Have you ever tried making them with additional spices? I am wondering if coriander would be awesome.