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Crispy Crunchy Kale Chips


Yes. In case you were wondering, I did use the word 'woodier' in my video. So I make up words on the fly. Who doesn't?

Denise Huxtable isn't the only one who loves kale. I do too!  Kale chips are usually the first thing I plunk down on the table for the guests.

I had better not need to get into the health benefits of green vegetables at this point. Seriously. I better not. Buuuuuut, what you might be interested in is my little video from Everdale farm on how kale grows- from seed to harvest to market to my kitchen.

Ready. Set. Simple recipe and pretty kale chip pictures.img_58901


Kale Chips
1 bunch of kale
2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tsp salt

  • Preheat oven to 200
  • Wash kale thoroughly and let dry
  • Tear kale away from stem. Each kale leaf should be torn into about 6 or eight pieces
  • Place kale, salt, olive oil and lemon into a bowl and mix together with your hands, gently massaging the kale with the oil, lemon and salt
  • Lay kale out on a cookie sheet or pizza pan
  • Place in over and set timer for 30 minutes
  • At 30 minutes, remove from oven and gently unstuck kale from pan if it has stuck and replace for another 10-15 minutes until kale is dry and crispy
  • Allow to cool. Can store in fridge for up to a week

This post is dedicated to Mr. Stephen Fine. He knows why.

69 Responses to “Crispy Crunchy Kale Chips”

  1. Debra said… October 24, 2011
    I love the kale chips but through experimentation have learned that you really only need about 1 teaspoon of oil per bunch - you just have to mix it well. There's some moisture left on the leaves from rinsing anyway which helps hold in the seasonings. My favorite go-to seasoning is equal parts turmeric, garlic powder and black pepper. I also toss in some sesame seeds and WOW....I can hardly stop eating them. I find they keep very well in storage containers with lids - usually a week or more, even though I live in a humid climate.
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