22 February 2013

Home Cooking: Kale Chips (4 Feb 2013)

Quick and easy kale chips

I love discovering simple and healthy recipes and this Kale Chips Recipe by Dani Spies from Clean and Delicious couldn't be easier. I've heard kale is supposed to be very good for you so anything that makes it taste even better was worth a go. I'm pretty sure many home cooks have already been making kale chips for years but this is the first time I've ever made them. Simply wash your kale leaves, dry them and pull off the leafy bits from the stalk. Break up into small pieces and mix in a bowl with some olive oil and salt. The olive oil spreads easily so you don't need to use too much. Spread the kale over a baking tray and pop in a preheated oven at around 180-200 degrees celsius for about 15 minutes. At first I thought they'd burn but the olive oil seems to protect them well and they crisp up nicely. Timing may vary depending on your oven so keep checking them and once crisp they're pretty much ready to eat. Trust me, they tasted a lot better than they looked.

PROS: Tasty way to eat your healthy kale, Easy recipe, Only three ingredients required to make
CONS: Hands get oily from mixing the kale with olive oil
MUST TRY: Finding other ways of cooking with kale
VERDICT: Easy and tasty recipe that makes eating kale enjoyable
Wash and dry kale
Separate kale leaf from stem
Anyone have a recipe to use kale stems?

Break kale up into smaller pieces
Mix kale with a bit of olive oil and salt of your choosing

Place kale on a baking tray. Maybe use baking paper for less cleaning up after?
Add to oven preheated at around 200 degrees celsius

Keep any eye on the kale to check when ready in your oven
Kale will be super crisp when ready
Serve and enjoy


Celeste@Berrytravels said...

Try doing a kale pesto. It's incredibly yummy!

Also yummy, kale + cucumber + carrot sautéed in olive oil and a tinge of salt to taste. Yum!

Anonymous said...

I <3 kale chips. The other kind of kale works well, too.

Sherrie Huang said...

I've heard great things about kale chips!

Shanshan Lam said...

This looks so easy!! I haven't tried kale chips but i've heard great things about it. I must try this out.

My Kitchen Stories. said...

Nice Simon nice, and healthy too I would think

Simon Leong said...

hi celeste, kale pesto sounds interesting. if you have a recipe for these let me know.

hi lateraleating, once you try them they very easy to like that's for sure.

hi sherrie, you've got to try and make them now.

hi shanshan, let me know how you go if you try making them. i'm sure they'll turn out great for you.

hi my kitchen stories, i'm hoping they're healthy because they taste so good :-)

KayB said...

Cumin powder works a treat too! Super yummy

Simon Leong said...

hi KayB, thanks for the suggestion. i'll have to try next time :-)

Amanda@ChewTown said...

I do love kale chips. I'm a fan of also adding garlic powder for a bit of bite.

Fern @ To Food With Love said...

I keep hearing about kale chips and how good they are. These look delicious, reminds me of the crispy roasted seaweed snacks!

Annie said...

only had kale chips once but i loved it. would like to see it around at shops and restaurants more often

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