Friday, January 28, 2011

Kale Chip Heaven

You're going to think I've gone off the deep end; I thought so too. I read in our local CSA newsletter that kale can be baked into chips like potato chips. I was very, very skeptical. How could a green leafy vegetable be turned into potato chips. Besides that, how in the world could it taste good and who, in their right mind, would eat it? The recipe was so easy it was hard to pass up, so I decided to try it and sacrifice four leaves from the bunch in our weekly delivery.

I cut off the stem ends and placed whole leaves on a cookie sheet. I drizzled a little olive oil over the top and sprinkled some sea salt and ginger over them. I baked them at 325 F for less than 20 minutes. Keep a close watch on them and don't let them burn otherwise, apparently, they'll turn bitter.

Oh my, if you like potato chips with a little pizzaz and spicyness or if green goodness and novelty is your forte, this is the most wonderful way to eat kale I have ever tried. These are so easy to make, you can't go wrong, other then you may have a few green leafy pieces stuck between your teeth, but that's a small price to pay for eating kale chips. Meanwhile I'm working each day on my woodworking and tile making and I appreciate the advice I get from all of you via email and comments.

Excuse me, I've got to go now. There are only a few chips left and their crunchy green goodness is calling me. Comments are welcome. By the way I have changed comments so everyone can comment based upon a reader informing me that my comment restrictions were, well too restrictive. So if you've tried to comment in the past and weren't able to I think I have fixed that. So comment away. I'd love to hear from you.

Oh my, I'm eating something green that's good for me and I just can't get enough. Really I'm not kidding you, I looooove these! I'm in kale chip heaven.


  1. Who knew Kale could be tasty?

  2. I love Kale this way only I remove the center spine first and tear it into pieces. Didn't know you could roast the whole leaf.
    Another potter friend told me about Kale and I adore it. This year I will definitely plant Kale.
    Another neat treat is to roast chickpeas(dozens of recipes on the Net). Another very healthy snack with the crunch of peanuts. The chickpeas will keep in a tight jar in the refrigerater.

  3. Kale is a favorite of mine- i will have to give this a go!

  4. I read about this Kale thing somewhere recently, sounds really good! I think of all the blogs I post comments on yours is the easiest, strange that folks were having problems....

  5. I have also heard of this, but yet to try it myself...seems like there would be many great seasoning variations that would be good! yum~

  6. This sounds like a great idea. I will try it when I return home. I did this with basil leaves to garnish pasta, but didn't think to do so with other greenery. There may be a lot of possibilities here. Thanks for opening the door to them for me.

  7. i am definitely going to try this recipe!
    ...and i have never had any trouble leaving comments here either.

  8. Yum...Next trip to the store, I'm getting some. Did that just rhyme?

  9. Hi Dennis, thanks, I had no idea, but it was.

    Hi Patti, thanks, the recipe said to break it in pieces, but I was lazy, and it was ok, the middle stem was tough, but it was easier to hold with it attached.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, try it you'll like it.

    Hi Tracey, thanks, I think it was someone with a wordpress blog.

    Hi Kathy, thanks, I think it would have been good without anything on it, it seemed to have it's own tangy flavor.

    Hi Teresa, thanks, you know you may have something there, there are probably lots of greens that could be baked, like dandelions?

    Hi Michele, thanks, this is so easy, the leaves kind of melt in your mouth.

    Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, yes that was a rhyme of the best kind.


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