Baked Kale Chips

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Kale isn’t a vegetable I was familiar with until a while back when my husband asked me to buy some for his smoothies.  Before I bought any, I had to look it up so I knew what it was.

Since then, we’ve heard several people talk about how delicious Kale Chips are so we decided to make some.  Here’s how we did it:

Ingredients:

  • Kale (I used ½ of a 6 ounce package)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or less)

Directions:

Wash and dry the kale (I bought prewashed so I didn’t re-wash it).  Remove the stems.

Baked Kale Chips

Put the kale in a large bowl.  Drizzle the kale with 1 tablespoon olive oil and just a little bit of salt.  I used ¼ teaspoon but it was too much.  I’d recommend 1/8 teaspoon.

Baked Kale Chips

Using your hands, gently mix the kale, salt and olive oil until the kale is thoroughly covered.

Baked Kale Chips

Dump the kale onto a greased cookie sheet and spread evenly.

Baked Kale Chips

Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 8 minutes.

Baked Kale Chips

Notes:

(1)     My mom makes kale chips regularly.  She washes the kale and spins it in the salad spinner to get it really dry.  Then she puts oil and spices in a plastic bag and adds the kale and mixes it all together.  Then she spreads the kale on parchment paper and bakes it at 400 for abut 20 minutes or until the kale looks dry.

(2)     I didn’t really know what to expect but I assumed the chips would be sort of like “chips” only thinner.  They were paper thin and crumbled in your mouth.  But they were definitely delicious!  If you’re trying to get some extra veggies, these are definitely a tasty way to do so.

Do you make kale chips? How do you make yours?


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Comments

  1. I like Kale chips but I’m the only fan of them in this household. Of course, I wonder if they’d have liked them better if I made them your way. I simply sprayed the baking pan with the oil and then, sprinkled the kale with salt (I actually used small amount of seasoned salt) before baking them. I’ve never tried to keep them though…do you think they would keep or would they lose their crunch?
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