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26 Aug

Crispy Kale Chips

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  1. What temperature should the oven be?

    Marci wrote on August 26th, 2009
    • 0:50sec – 200°F

      Grok wrote on August 26th, 2009
  2. Great video! I have lots of kale in my garden, so I’ll experiment with kale chips this weekend. Thanks!

    Annika wrote on August 27th, 2009
  3. That looks really yummy! I gotta find some kale now… love your apron too.

    FlyNavyWife wrote on August 27th, 2009
  4. Wow. Made these this morning and these are fantastic. I used my dehydrator instead of my oven, set at 135 degrees and they were done within an hour. Delicious!

    Andrea wrote on August 27th, 2009
  5. Hey, any chance we can get some of these video recipes in written form? I find it very difficult to recreate a recipe from a video. :-)


    Kim Birch wrote on August 27th, 2009
  6. I love cooking Kale in the oven, it is so good and the crunchyness of it helps satisfy cravings I sometimes get for chips, etc. Excelent job!

    Adam wrote on August 27th, 2009
  7. I am so excited about these!! Cute apron by the way! :)

    fritchbeetle wrote on August 27th, 2009
  8. I had kale chips a few weeks ago (seasoned with pesto) and man alive they were good. I may have to try this.

    Love the apron/shorts combo there. Tres chic!

    gaucoin wrote on August 27th, 2009
  9. I was skeptical but these are pretty good! The next batch will have more seasoning on them.

    DaveFish wrote on August 30th, 2009
  10. You are too cute =) totally trying this tonight!

    fishergirl wrote on January 8th, 2010
  11. I made these a few minutes ago and had to stop myself from eating the entire batch. Never would I have EVER have thought that I could eat so much kale at one time. Next time I’ll be making double the amount. I did add a smidge too much salt because I was so scared I would only taste veggies. Next time, I’ll use a lot less.
    Thanks for the recipe :]

    Kaitlyn wrote on October 8th, 2010
  12. How did you store the leftovers? I put mine in airtight container and they turned soggy. Did let them cool first.

    Lynda wrote on October 28th, 2010
  13. I make it like this:
    1 bunch kale
    1 Tbsp olive oil or olive oil spray
    2 tsp apple cider vinegar
    Sea salt, to taste

    1.Preheat the oven to 350°F.
    2.Wash kale well. Strip the leaves away from the stems (discard the stems) and cut or rip them into pieces. In a mixing bowl, toss with the olive oil (or spray lightly) to coat the leaves.
    3.Spread the prepared leaves across a baking sheet and sprinkle with the cider vinegar.
    4.Roast 10 minutes, then stir to help the leaves brown more evenly. Continue roasting until the kale is crispy (like potato chips) and very lightly browned.
    5.Remove from oven and sprinkle with sea salt. Serve hot.

    MichaelS wrote on January 16th, 2011
  14. What the heck? I tried to watch the video and it says it’s private….what’s the point of posting this if we can’t watch it?

    John wrote on March 20th, 2011
    • Yes. If someone can “un”-private it, that would be cool.

      Michael Maier wrote on March 30th, 2011
  15. Any particular reason why kale chips link was highlighted in today’s mailing, but the video can’t be seen…is marked “private” ?

    Roger Rose wrote on April 14th, 2011
  16. would love to see this video, but it’s private?

    ashley wrote on April 23rd, 2011
  17. Hi Emily,
    I would like to watch your kale chips video too but it is private.
    Thank you.
    I hope that you change it.

    Alina wrote on May 3rd, 2011
  18. It’s primal, it’s Kale, she’s a cutie… What’s not to love. It’s coming on summer, here, so I’ll probably use the dehydrator instead of the oven, but I’ve been wanting to give this a try for some time. Thanks for re-sparking my interest — sounds like a good project for this weekend!

    BryanC wrote on July 7th, 2011
  19. These are awesome!! I have to say I had my doubts at first but I just made my first batch and am very impressed. Kudos and thanks!

    Allegra wrote on April 8th, 2012
  20. Is it OK to heat the olive oil to 200? Or should you bake it with coconut and drizzle the olive after for flavor?

    Michael B wrote on April 27th, 2012
  21. These did not turn out well at all. 200 degrees for 17 minutes is just not enough. I wound up increasing the temp slowly and they took a long time because I didn’t want them to burn. Other recipes say 300-350 so I’ll try that next time. They are awesome when baked just right!

    SBF wrote on May 27th, 2012

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