kale chips

Really? Yes. This post maybe isn't that exciting to some of you. It may seem as though I've lived in California too long and now I'm making chips out of greens. True. I got some kale and had heard people at the market saying, "Oh I just love making kale chips." Now, I'm all about healthy eating, but the midwest in me, and the love of really good food and lacking a fear of butter, I was just chuckling. You don't really love kale chips. You can't. C'mon. SO. I'm probably not convincing you to make these, but here's my thing. Kale packs in a ton of nutrients. Think about eating this salty snack in it's more pure form than taking vitamins that maybe aren't processed in your body as well.

I digress. Jacques Pepin says this snack is "completely addictive" so maybe that'll get you excited. Take a head of kale and remove it from the rib. Tear it into pieces, sprinkle with 1 T olive oil and a little salt. Spread on wire wrack on a cookie sheet and bake at 250 for 20-25 minutes- removing when crisp but still green. I had this to accompany soup. Danielle and I couldn't figure out how we felt about it, but then again we did consume it all so let that be your judge. Lick your lips, and enjoy.


  1. Anonymous10/13/2009

    i will definitely be trying this. always trying to figure out ways to get in the greens that i don't really like!

  2. I've got a ton of kale from our garden and I've been looking forward to making kale chips. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Of course! Hope you enjoy, Elizabeth!