Now I am calling these chips, but I guess they are actually more akin to crisps. Everyone seems to be raving about Kale all of a sudden. It seems to be in every recipe I see. Now don’t get me wrong, Kale is great and really good for you and the perfect veg portion of a lot of dishes. But when everybody goes gaga for something I tend to be a little sceptical.
However recently I have been getting curious about Kale Chips – the idea that one of the best possible vegetables I could eat is being transformed into something akin to a bag of crisps is enough to sway my scepticism.
So when I was testing out my Beetroot Burgers, I decided Kale Chips would be the perfect and simple accompaniment that my healthy burger needed.
And guess what – they are good – actually really good. I think they are at the best when they are warm straight from the oven, but they do the job when they cool down as well. Think delicate and crispy with a lovely hit of salt. You could even cover them with chilli or another flavour if you wanted flavour crisps. In short these would be great for any pre-dinner snack or as an accompaniment to the main event.
The best part, there isn’t even really a recipe.
Here is what you need to do:
Handful of Kale washed
Sprinkle of Salt (literally a sprinkle – these bad boys don’t need much)
A drizzle of Olive Oil
- Remove the stalk sections of your kale and lay your kale out on a baking sheet
- Heat the oven to 150C degrees/ a little cooler if you have a hot oven
- Drizzle the olive oil over the kale and sprinkle on your salt
- Place in the oven and leave to bake for about 15/20 mins
Then you are done. Obviously remove them from the oven. But, then you are done.
It really is that simple. So why not have a go, just for curiosities sake. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
And it seems I am not the only one excited about Kale – the folks over a Jigsaw sent over there Eat Seasonal Post ( which includes a delicious looking Mushroom Tagliatelle recipe) and they seem to have mutual love for Kale – you can check it out here. They have a great list of why we should be eating the stuff – which gives you all the more reason to add it to this months shopping basket.