Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Kale Chips

I finally tried kale chips. I know, I know I'm late to the game. But the only place around me I can find kale is at Wal*Mart and I know you won't blame me for avoiding that place.

It's a simple process. Stem the leaves and tear into 3-4" pieces. Rinse thoroughly and drain. Toss in a bowl with olive oil and your choice of spices. You could sprinkle garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, cayenne pepper, etc. depending on your mood.

Spread out onto a greased baking sheet and pop into a 350° oven for 12-15 minutes. The leaves will be dried and crispy when they're ready to be removed. Some areas might remain slightly soggy/steamed but most crisp up some upon standing.

I thought they were good, but they didn't rock my socks off. Plus I think it's a lot of effort for not a lot of product.

If I were to make these regularly, I'd do really big batches because you snarf them down pretty quickly. Although I'm not sure how well they keep and also how the nutrients are once you've baked them to a crisp.


Lyndsay Wells said...

This is so timely - a good friend was telling me yesterday about kale chips and I wanted to know how to make them. Thank you for posting this!

Errign said...

I like kale chips but I agree with you re: effort vs. product. Kale is one of my favorite veggies (definitely my fave leafy green) and I put it in everything. In fact tonight, I made TWO kale dishes for dinner hehe!

Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats said...

You are not the last one out there...I haven't tried or made kale chips yet!

Roz said...

I really like kale chips, but only with lots of cayenne! AND given the choice, I'd eat potato chips over these in a hearbeat. Have a great day Christina!!

Beth Morey said...

I had the same experience. I just don't get the kale chip mania. Ah well -- at least we tried, right?

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I am actually a huge fan of kale chips..usually I sprinkle them with a little parm. Glad you tried em!