Monday, June 14, 2010

Kale Chips

The kale that grows in the garden is part of an Asian Stirfry seed packet from Renee's seeds. When I plant them, I thin out the green mustard and turnip greens early on for lettuce and let the other 3-4 varieties grow.
This kale chip recipe comes from someone that was in a food coop that I used to belong to so I can not take credit. It is so simple.

1. Bowl of kale washed and dried.
2. Depending on how much kale, toss about 1 tbls of olive oil, 1/2 tsp of kosher salt and the kale in a large bowl. Make sure that the oil covers most of each leaf.
3. Lay the leaves on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Some overlap is fine.
4. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until the leaves flatten out and are rigid. The longer you cook the more fragile and brittle they become. Less time will yield a more chewy chip. Cool for about 2 minutes an pick them up by the stem.

If you have a family like mine, they never make it to the table because hubby and daughter snack on them while setting the table.

Hope you enjoy!


  1. Thanks for sharing! I need to try these!!

  2. Great! I'll have to try those, thanks a lot.

  3. I so love kale, but I've never tried them in chip form.

  4. I've made kale chips too - they are surpringly addictive!

  5. I will try this as soon as I harvest some kale.

  6. Glad to add a new recipe to the garden addicts. I hope you guys all enjoy. Do let me know if you like them.

  7. Here's a recipe that my mother-in-law makes with kale.....she cuts it into thin slivers and tosses it (raw) with fresh lemon juice, soy sauce, and toasted sunflower seeds. It's a refreshing and crunchy salad that our whole family loves!