Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kale Chips

I had a big bunch of curly kale just begging me to do something.

I am taking my daughter to see The Lorax this afternoon. Some may think this is mean...but I saw a recipe where you could grind up kale chips and use them as a powder on popcorn. That sounded harmless enough, so I set out to make some.

Turns out she likes them just the way they are. I don't think I give her enough credit. I gave her a few in a bag to try and she just asked me for more. So, we will sneak them in the theater as is.

I have had them before and thought they were good. But today, they taste GREAT. I think the secret is in this salt. Thank you Trader Joes. I have been trying to think how I could put this to good use and it appears I found a winner. But if you don't have Trader Joes or smoked salt sounds silly to you...use regular sea salt. But they may turn out just good, not great :-)

Kale Chips

1 bunch of Kale
1 tbsp Olive Oil
TJ's Smoked Sea Salt (or regular sea salt)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Wash and dry Kale. Remove stems and center ribs. Cut or tear into large pieces. In a big bowl combine with olive oil. I used my hands to massage the oil into each leaf. Sprinkle with sea salt. Place in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes until crisp.

Let cool...or not. I couldn't even wait 20 seconds before I started munching on them.

They really are delicious, promise!

Kate says they will taste good with m&m's at the theater. I don't doubt that either.

Here are the daffodils we bought yesterday, just because they make me smile.
I assured Kate they would be pretty today...I keep my promises!


  1. I made your kale chips recipe tonight and they turned out much better than the other recipe I tried. I didn't have the smoked salt though, just regular sea salt. I kept telling her that Kate liked them hoping she could be a good influence. ;)

    1. Oh good! We are going to give it a go with the white peacock kale tomorrow....


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