Sunday, February 6, 2011

Kale Chips - Strangely Addictive

Next to Seaweed Chips from Trader Joes, these come in a close second and are easy to make, and easy to eat half, or all of the bowl, by yourself!

A friend turned me on to these and I was shocked at how much I like them. Strangely addictive is what I would call them.  They're different, so don't expect Kettle Chips.  These are delicate and light and satisfy the crispy crunch we miss from our pre-paleo days of snacking on potato chips. 

Here's what you do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Using a pair of kitchen shears, cut kale leaves off of the main stems of one bunch of rinsed kale.  Then cut into bite sized leaves.  Add to a large mixing bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon Olive Oil and sprinkle with Sea Salt (about 1 tsp. or less).   Spread leaves on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10-15 minutes on  middle oven rack.  Be sure not to let the leaves turn purple or brown and burn.  Trust me, burnt kale chips are utterly disgusting.   If you want to get really crazy, you can season the chips with chili powder, garlic, or whatever other seasoning you are in the mood for.

Indulge with your favorite GF cider beer like Woodchuck or Strongbow today while you enjoy the slew of new and imaginative Super Bowl commercials and try to talk yourself out of eating pizza, fried chicken wings, and whatever other gut buster you encounter.


  1. Saw the beautiful photo and just had to try this recipe. They taste amazing! Looking forward to surprising my family tonight.

  2. I love kale chips! I've also tried them with chard and that works as well.