Saturday, October 30, 2010

Yummmm! Kale Chips

Heather Hulbert passed a kale chips recipe along to me yesterday and I've already tried it out and L-O-V-E it! If you like to follow exact recipes here's one. But if you are more of a try-it-and-see style of cook, here's what I did, with Heather's suggestions.
  1. preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. wash, de-stem, rip up and dry a bunch of kale. (I used red kale)
  3. toss the leaves with some oil (Heather and the link above recommend olive oil) but I used safflower oil because I was out of olive oil
  4. the next step is the fun part: flavoring your chips. You can toss them with salt, sesame seeds, seaweed flakes, Japanese rice seasoning, cayenne, garlic, nutritional yeast, wasabi powder. . .pick your flavorings and then spread the leaves out on a baking sheet*
  5. bake for about 25 minutes, flipping the leaves a couple of times
  6. the chips are done once they are crispy.
  7. Enjoy!
* I flavored two batches. One batch was just salt and nutritional yeast. The other was salt, rice seasoning, and sesame seeds. I think the first batch was awesome. The problem with Japanese rice seasoning is that they all include sugar, so I could really taste it on the chips. The seaweed flakes and sesame seeds suggestion from Heather would work better.

The recipe link above suggests baking the chips on a cooling rack, which I think would help, but I don't have any. The chips can supposedly be stored in an air tight container for several days. I don't think they will last past the next few hours in our house. Let me know what you do with your kale!


3 comments:

Witch of the North said...

Oh, goody! Just in time for treats for Halloween.

These sound so goooooood!

If I give them out to the trick or treaters, maybe they won't come around again next year. :-)

Gayle said...

oh wow! this sounds amazing! Thanks for all the great recipes!

kristin said...

Glad you both like the recipe. Maybe the kids will too!

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