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  • Kale Chips! grrr...

    I tried to make these using the video posted on Mark's website. I felt like I cooked them and cooked them some more and the edges got a little crispy but were way too thin and too limp to make "chips" out of them.

    Anyone have success making "kale chips"? ...as in chips being useful to dip into my salsa or guacamole or for making nachos.

    What I made this weekend did not even come close. Bummer!

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    I had to make kale chips once because I'm basically too cheap to throw out good food and I disliked the stuff raw. While I did get them to crisp up, I don't think they would have held up to dips. They tasted like salty green air. LOL. I don't remember the recipe, but I don't think I'd found MDA yet, so I most likely just googled.
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    • #3
      i deep fried some kale for the first time the other day and found that they just crumple in the hand. Which is fine, but not dippable.

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      • #4
        You didn't fail, I think they're just not meant to actually be chip-like. "Kale wafers" would be a more appropriate name.

        I google imaged "kale chips and dip" and pictures of kale chips aside a hearty dip are abundant. I don't believe them for a second!

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        • #5
          We dehydrated kale the day we bought the dehydrator and it was revolting. There are three ways I eat kale: in juice; by blanching it and chopping into salads and in a soup (add right before serving to, again, blanch the sucker).
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          • #6
            I have done the kale chips twice now and both times they have been great. this is they way I made them

            Taco Bowl with Crispy Kale Chips | Mark's Daily Apple

            they would *not* hold up to dips but putting them on top of a "taco salad" would work for the crunch that is missing from not having tortilla chips in there. My husband, daughter and I all loved them just for munching.

            if you want something good for dipping I dehydrated some zucchini and it turned out pretty good for my homemade salsa.

            Baba Ghanoush with Squash Chips | Mark's Daily Apple

            the squash gets tiny as it dehydrates so I would recommend cutting it more at an angle to make larger "chips". You can also use other veggies.

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            • #7
              The nom nom paleo site is down for some reason. But just google nom nom paleo kale chips. She has recipes for other paleo chips as well. Kale will crisp up in the oven, but it will not be good for dipping (crumbles too easily).

              Leida--I don't think the dehydrator works well for making chips. I tried dehydrating zucchini once, and it was terrible as well.

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              • #8
                Our dehydrator is top-notch for sweet potato, potato, banana, apples, jikama, daikon, rutabaga, turnip... every root veggie I tried. It is AWESOME.
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                • #9
                  Kale leaves are too thin to hold anything up. I made kale chips once, and would compare them more like a slightly-harder-than seaweed chip.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Leida View Post
                    Our dehydrator is top-notch for sweet potato, potato, banana, apples, jikama, daikon, rutabaga, turnip... every root veggie I tried. It is AWESOME.
                    A dehydrator?.... Leida, can you tell me more about this?

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                    • #11
                      Dehydrator is simply a set of trays with a drying motor on top. It takes care of drying everything you wish to dry, from nuts to potpourri. That's how raw vegans cook. I got one because my husband really missed chips, in combination with electric mandolin. Now I slice mostly yam and radishes, spray it lightly with evo and seas salt, load in dehydrator and get a bunch of chips for salsa or guacamole. Husband love it. I have 4 tray square Nestke or something like that, bought it a couple years back, with delivery, pretty cool.

                      Last few days shown that when the humidity is high, chips don't hold long. We live in a very dry climate, so I normally just keep them on the table.
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                      • #12
                        Does it hold the nutrition?
                        I'm thinking I would like to get one for chips and guacamole/salsa too.

                        Thanks for the info!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Leida View Post
                          Our dehydrator is top-notch for sweet potato, potato, banana, apples, jikama, daikon, rutabaga, turnip... every root veggie I tried. It is AWESOME.
                          I'm going to have to try that. I've not tried making root vegetable chips with the dehydrator. After the zucchini failure, I figured that vegetables were not meant to be dehydrated so have only used it to make jerky and raisins. But sweet potato and potato chips would be awesome. It would also get rid of the acrylamide problem since the temps are so low.

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