Kale Chips 5 Ways

December 11, 2014

Kale Chips 5 Ways



I was at a Christmas dinner party the other night and they served kale chips.
I thought that everyone in the whole wide world knew about kale chips, so I was a bit surprised when people started saying things like “Uh, what is this green stuff?” “Is that seaweed?” “That’s good, what is this?
I mean, how long has the “kale chips craze” been going on? Three years, maybe even more.
Everyone has blogged, tweeted, facebooked, and even instagrammed about kale chips.
Is it possible that someone has not heard about ‘em yet?
Apparently...
Soooo for all those of you that haven’t tried kale chips yet (and btw who are ya?), or for those who have yet not tried making them at home, here is not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4 but 5 recipes to make kale chips at home.
Crispy, delicious and so very healthy kale chips.
If you haven’t done it yet I suggest you jump on the bandwagon and join the kale chips CRAZE asap.

Sea Salt Kale Chips

Sea Salt Kale Chips                                                                                         Print this recipe!

Ingredients

1 bunch kale leaves, washed and dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 275°F (135°C) and place a rack in the middle. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Remove the ribs from the kale and tear into 1 ½-inch pieces.
Combine olive oil and salt in a large bowl. Add kale leaves and toss to coat.
Lay on the lined baking sheets.
Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Smoked Paprika and Chili Kale Chips

Smoked Paprika and Chili Kale Chips                                                            Print this recipe!

Ingredients

1 bunch kale leaves, washed and dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 275°F (135°C) and place a rack in the middle. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Remove the ribs from the kale and tear into 1 ½-inch pieces.
Combine olive oil, paprika and chilli in a large bowl. Add kale leaves and toss to coat.
Lay on the lined baking sheets.
Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Parmesan Pepper Kale Chips

Parmesan Pepper Kale Chips                                                                          Print this recipe!

Ingredients

1 bunch kale leaves, washed and dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 275°F (135°C) and place a rack in the middle. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Remove the ribs from the kale and tear into 1 ½-inch pieces.
In a large bowl, toss kale leaves and olive oil, until they are well coated. Add grated Parmesan cheese, pepper and salt and toss to combine.
Lay on the lined baking sheets.
Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips                                                                          Print this recipe!

Ingredients

1 bunch kale leaves, washed and dried
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 275°F (135°C) and place a rack in the middle. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Remove the ribs from the kale and tear into 1 ½-inch pieces.
Place into a bowl and drizzle with white vinegar.
Toss kale to get the leaves coated in vinegar.
Place the kale in a single layer on the lined baking sheets.
Let the vinegar air dry onto the kale.
Place the kale back into the bowl and toss with olive oil just until the leaves are lightly coated.
Lay on the lined baking sheets.
Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Soy and Sesame Kale Chips

Soy and Sesame Kale Chips                                                                         Print this recipe!

Ingredients

1 bunch kale leaves, washed and dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon wheat-free soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions

Preheat oven to 275°F (135°C) and place a rack in the middle. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Remove the ribs from the kale and tear into 1 ½-inch pieces.
Combine olive oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds. Add kale leaves and toss to coat.
Lay on the lined baking sheets.
Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 15 to 20 minutes.

20 comments:

  1. Ok.... so I've never tried kale chips before (heard of them or course and even saw them in Costco recently)! I really wasn't kidding when I said I literally must live under a rock - but I've got 3 bunches of kale in the fridge and now 5 ways to make chips - better get going! :)

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    1. Wait, what? You've never tried kale chips before? Girl, you need to get on board asap!

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  2. Mike, I am so all over those Parmesan Pepper Kale Chips! Fantastic combo idea. I haven't made them, but have tried them many a time. Will try this weekend... hopefully they won't burn like my shortbread did yesterday. Wondering if my oven is wonky, it was only half the baking time - we will see! #WolfpackEats

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    1. The Parmesan pepper ones taste almost like Cacio Pepe pasta, are you familiar with it? It's so, so good!

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  3. Oh my stars I'm drooling. Those soy sesame are calling my name! Love kale chips - I can seriously eat them for days and now I have new recipes to try - can't wait!

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    1. I'm currently obsessed with the soy sesame ones, they're so so good!

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  4. I'm one of those people who've never tried kale chips. This has convinced me I need to give it a go soon though!
    Jenny

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    1. That's awesome Jenny, let me know if you like 'em!

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  5. "not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4 but 5 recipes" - have you thought about going into marketing ;)??
    Seriously, all of these sound amazing and the salt & vinegar ones are SO going to happen. As well as the smoked paprika ones because that spice is rocking my life. And believe it or not but yes, my kale vendor - I'm calling him that in my head though he sells other kinds of produce, too - had never heard of kale chips, either, until I told him. Actually, I think hardly anybody aside from people reading HLB blogs from overseas would know. Like I told you before kale is mostly eaten in that famous German dish around here.

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    1. I so need to make that German dish, it's literally calling my name!

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  6. Yup - I work with a whole lot of peeps who give me questioning looks the few times I bring up kale chips - guess I should take in a platter of these kale chips for the pot-luck at my work tomorrow?!

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  7. Huge fan.... I think I made mine very plain for the blog, will have to check. After blogging about it, I made it a few more times improvising with some spices, but I really like your version with soy and sesame seeds.... must try it!

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  8. I'm going to sound like a broken record but mate, you're pictures are amazing. You can actually see the spices on those kale chips! I'm a big fan, except the time I forgot about them in the oven and I made black glitter which didn't sparkle.

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  9. Wait...what are kale chips? Is that spinach? Haha! Totally kidding. We grew kale this year (you inspired us!) and it was mighty tasty in a salad. I'll have to pick some up from the store to make these chips now, though. Nicely done...that's a recipe (or 5) worthy of Wolfpack greatness! #WolfpackEats

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  10. Thanks for reminding me, I haven't made Kale chips for a while.

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  11. Can't wait to try your flavor combos! I've tried cooking them at higher temps and they can really burn fast (especially with sesame oil on them!) Will definitely try at 275 instead.

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  12. Love kale chips! And you nailed it with these 5 flavor combos!

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  13. I'm one of those people who once tried kale prepared the traditional German way - and hated it. Your kale chips changed my mind, I love them, even the kids love them. Our favorite flavor is the soy sesame ones, I added some lime juice, it makes them more "fresh". Thanks! :-)

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