Kale chips

The guests have clamored excitedly through the door. They’re wildly excited for the holiday meal. But first, tempt their taste buds with these bright and salty kale chips. These low-carb snacks are going to evaporate from the bowl!
The guests have clamored excitedly through the door. They’re wildly excited for the holiday meal. But first, tempt their taste buds with these bright and salty kale chips. These low-carb snacks are going to evaporate from the bowl!
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 7 oz. 200 g kale
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon lemon juice or white wine vinegar
  • salt

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F or 150°C.
  2. Rinse and dry the kale. Remove the thick stem and tear big leaves into smaller pieces.
  3. Toss the kale in olive oil and lemon juice or white wine vinegar and sprinkle on salt.
  4. Place the kale on a baking sheet lined with piece of parchment paper and bake in oven for 10-15 minutes, until the chips are crispy but not burned. Toss the chips a few times so they bake evenly.

Tip!

You can also substitute the kale with collard greens for a light peppery flavor!

6 Comments

  1. Francisco
    Any references on the amount of olive and salt needed for a number of kale leaves? I should try this tomorrow :)
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  2. Murray
    Our kids love kale chips.

    There are variations to try. I don't like the char flavour developed at 400F, so I go lower (around 300F) and use the convention fan. It takes a bit longer but I prefer the flavour.

    One can also prepare the kale by squeezing a few wedges of lemon and pounding the lemon juice into the leaves and let them sit a while. This takes away some of the bitterness. Kale is surprisingly high in cyanide; appropriate preparation and adequate cooking reduces the cyanide and makes kale a lot more enjoyable for me (I am somewhat sensitive to cyanide and I don't expect my mitochondria enjoy it either).

    I also found a good recipe from Vij restaurant in Vancouver, with coconut milk, Cayenne pepper, paprika and lemon juice. Vij is a flavour genius generally.
    http://www.thelocalfoodbox.com/vijs-grilled-coconut-kale/

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  4. Mihir
    just enough olive oil to cover the kale. we've also found that using an oil sprayer (like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Misto-Brushed-Aluminum-Olive-Sprayer/dp/B00004SPZV) works much better than drizzling the olive oil. we can literally eat an entire bunch of kale in one fell swoop. as for salt, just do it to taste. i only use a little as i enjoy the bitterness of the kale with just a hint of salt.
  5. Deneen
    I wouldn't heat olive oil to 400, some references say the smoke point is around 385.

    But dehydrated kale chips (lemon and tahini soaked) rock!

  6. Fay
    Stir-fried seaweed in Chinese restaurants is often actually kale so sometimes I mix Chinese five spice into my kale chips. Collard greens work really well too but I've found that cabbage generally doesn't. I'm planning on trying rocket (arugula) and squirrel too.
  7. Dhananjay
    I tried it with evoo, red wine vinegar, and salt, then sprinkled a little parmesan cheese over them in the final minutes. They were great.

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