Kale Chips

September 22nd, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin'

Today at CSA pick up we were told, “We have TONS of Kale – don’t be shy!”

CSA Kale

Well you’re in luck!  I am not shy.

So ummm, yeah.  After I saw just how much kale I actually brought home, I then saw two options –

Option A: move through a serious amount of kale in short order or

Option B: figure out how I was going to get the fridge door shut.

I went with Option A and officially added kale to tonight’s dinner menu.  One of the things that’s so awesome about kale is the same thing that’s awesome about spinach –  it reduces down to practically nothing upon cooking.

I guess that means Kale Chips for dinner it is!

Oven preheated to 350 degrees, a bunch of kale trimmed and run through the rinse cycle.  Drizzled with olive oil and then massaged by hand to ensure even coating.

Kale Rinsed and Trimmed Kale with Olive Oil

(lucky kale.)

It’s been a long time since I’ve made kale chips – in the past I’ve sprinkled them with Parmesan cheese prior to baking, but tonight I topped them with nutritional yeast and a little salt.

Pile O' Kale with olive oil and nutritional yeast

Into the oven for 10 minutes, flipped and stirred and slipped back into the oven for an additional 10 minutes.  Flipped and stirred a few more times toward the end to help them cook and crisp up evenly.


Kale Chips Before

And after:

Kale Chips After

Reason #155 why I Love Kale.

Kale Chips After Baking

It’s like kale WANTS you to be able to eat a ton of it without even noticing.

Alright Kale, if you insist

Homemade Veggie Burger and Kale Chips

Salty, crispy, awesome kale chips with a side of veggie burger.  And a fridge door that closed all the way.

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