Sunday, October 7, 2012

Kale chips





Ok so I jumped on the kale chip bandwagon. All the cool kids were doing it.

And you know what? I'm glad I did. Because this stuff is awesome. Kale grows so damn fast in my garden, and only just faster than the bugs that eat it. So I have to do something with it, and chips fit the bill perfectly. They are crispy and salty and not bitter, like I expected. Whoever thought this up was a genius - kale is so fricken healthy!


So I tore my kale into bits, after first removing the spine.
 I put it in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and stirred it all up until each piece was lightly coated.


Then I put it on some pizza trays (I like the holes in the bottom) and sprinkled with Himalayan crystal salt. This makes me sound like a pretentious prick, but I bought some ages ago from the bulk bins at the health food store, not really knowing what to do with it. Turns out it's super healthy and chock full of good stuff. So I used it and I liked it.


And I baked at 200C for about 15 minutes. That was it. Oil, salt, bake.

Oh - beware of oversalting. I went a little nuts.

What do you like on your kale chips? I think I might branch out next time with some new flavours.

xx

18 comments:

  1. Oh yum! I know where these a ton of kale at the moment! Might need to go and acquire some! Sounds just delicious!

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  2. I made them and loved them - but was also too heavy handed with the salt (Maldon sea salt, just wanted to join in with the wankiness, haha!). Hubby was not a fan. He dubbed them 'salty leaves'. Oh well, more for me!

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  3. I would try it, looks yum! I'm going to ask a question that's going to make me look like a bone head: this looks like what my family's always called spinach? A friend of mine calls what I call spinach, silverbeet. You with me? Me neither. I've never really seen kale up close. Is it possible that what I've been calling spinach all along is called kale? Yes, I feel like a dickhead now, thank you:)

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  4. Kale and silverbeet are different things, but they look similar. Spinach is a much smaller leaf, hth :-)

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  5. Do the chips still retain the nutrients? Trying to keep my iron levels up :-) Hope all is going well with your beautiful new babe!

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  6. Try them with savory yeast :) thank me later :)

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  7. We somehow managed to have a kale chip fail around here not long ago. I burnt them a little and they were HORRID. Like, really, really, REALLY bad. So watch the over cooking too. Salt you can dust off. ;)

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  8. Yummo - I have a huge batch of kale at home (it was only $3.00 for 2 bunches at my local farmers market - bargain!) so this did the trick.

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  9. Thanks for the explanation:) It does help!

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  10. Ohhhhh they'd be so bitter and awful! Poor you that sucks

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  11. I've heard that! Will definitely try xx

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  12. Yep, sure do! A great way of eating them :-)

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  13. Yes I'm with you! I called silverbeet spinach too. But now I call them by their proper names haha. Kale looks very much like silverbeet. But is different. Does that help? I totally know what you mean xx

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  14. Ha if i hadn't had the crystal salt, it would've been Maldon! Veggie Dad also hated them. Weird!

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  15. Good call chopping it up! Love it!

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  16. I made some more yesterday. Good stuff! Had to eat my kale before the bugs in my garden did :-/

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