Monday, March 28, 2011

Kale chips

I apologize for the above picture, taken with the crappy camera phone.  It was on a whim and while not the prettiest, it's certainly a tasty treat when you are craving a crunchy/salty chip substitute.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Tear the leaves from the stems from a bunch of kale (I used one bunch for this and just kept going back for a handful every time I walked by the stove-not sure how well these would store for future consumption so I just did what I would eat)
  • Rinse (duh) and pat excess water off (or use your salad spinner!)
  • Place kale leaves in a large bowl and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt
  • Arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until leaves are getting brown and crispy (mine cooked for a total of approximately 15 minutes).  Toss around and continue to bake until leaves are evenly browned (but not burnt) and crunchy.
  • EAT
These were a lot better then I thought they would be, and although I added just a little too much salt, the EVOO gave it a really nice, smooth, almost rich flavor.  I'll definitely make it again as these are virtually guilt free and delicious :)


  1. About how many calories are in these?

  2. No clue Megan, but I can't imagine many at all, I don't think kale really has any calories (probably along the same lines as spinach) and there's 120 calories in a tablespoon of EVOO (but I don't really consider the calories in those-just good, healthy fat) and the salt.