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Thread: Kale Chips! Love them!

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    Kale Chips! Love them!

    These are so good! I like them better then potato chips and I can eat as many as I want with no guilt. Added bonus DH will eat them instead of chips with his sandwich. Great in a salad, adds a lot of crunch instead of croutons.

    Pull Kale from the stem in about 2" size
    Be sure the Kale is completely dry
    Lay in single layer on baking sheet
    drizzle olive oil over the Kale
    Add a sprinkling of salt, not much, the Kale will dehydrate and get salty
    Bake 20 mins at 275 degrees
    Turn over the Kale and bake about 15 more.
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    Interesting, I have never heard of these. But they sound like a great snack!

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    Do you know if these can be tried with other greens?

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    My DDIL made these last summer...I was glad we were not there to have to try them. While I admire her ability to find new ways to eat healthy things, I was glad not to be there to try them. :-) Glad you like them. She has also made beet chips.
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    I grew kale one year in lower MI. It was so bitter, I couldn't eat it, but I had three canaries that thought they had died and gone to bird heaven.
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    I'll definitely try this. I have to laugh when people say they don't like kale. If you buy it fresh it's good. I bought it frozen and the stems were mixed in and it was awful. I drink carrot juice and people laugh over that. I make my own in the juicer with celery and apple and it's so sweet. I even have my husband drinkng it.

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    Ok love them completely. I use sea salt not regular salt and yes they are horribly ugly. they look like ..dried seaweed. I had a friend in the veggie department last year bring me a bag he made and said I HAD to try them and stared at me while I held the bag. I thought oh crud now I have to eat a few. I did said um these were good.. not sure if I liked them. by the time I got to the register I had eaten the whole sandwich bag of them. I made them several times since then and they are very good if you can get past the ugly on looks. I do NOT eat seaweed but kale chips oh yes. oh and sometimes I put parmesean shreds on it too when its baking.. talk about a cheesy salty crispy snack. yum. thanks for posting. not everything healthy is bad tasting at all.
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    I make these for my vegan daughter all the time. We experiment with different seasonings, the garlic peppercorn rub from Pampered chef was one of her favs.
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    I cook kale like I do baby spinach, wilted in a little oil and sauteed. The kale needs to be stripped from the stems before cooking. My kids loved it in scrambled eggs and now the grands eat it that way. My family loves fresh picked polk sallet so that may be why we like kale. Kale potato soup is another favorite. Kale use to be almost impossible to find in the grocery stores.
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    BellaBoo, We love Kale too!........We take Cannellini Beans, drained and Chicken Broth added. Heat beans and @ the end add Cooked Kale......Homemade Rolls and you have dinner...Yum,Yum
    I've have to try it in the Potato Soup..sounds good too! We make the chips all winter too. We use sea salt....
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    I put olive oil in a spray bottle to apply the oil. It's faster.

    I bake them at 425 degrees for only 15 minutes... not a minute more or they will burn.

    Sea salt them after baking. Salt brings moisture out of vegetables, and you're trying to dry them out.

    I make these every week!

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    I was told by a seller at a local farmers market that the red/purple is sweeter/milder in taste. I like both types as chips.

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    I am curious if anyone has tried this with other greens? I have some baby spinach in the fridge that I'd like to try making chips with.

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    Never tried it before but guess I will have to now. Thanks

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    Thanks for sharing. We are big Kale fans at our house. Most of the time it is a salad, but I will make these today. Kale is at the top in terms of nutritional value, above spinach, so very good for you.
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    Never cared for Kale, but I do love spinach. But with all leafy green veggies I have to watch how much I eat. Being on blood thinners to much vitamin K is bad.
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    Costco now has a vegetable mix for a salad that is kale, broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and others I can't remember all cut in fine pieces and it is really good. Comes with pumpkin seeds and a poppy seed dressing. Those of you who have a costco might want to try it. It is in the refrigerated section with the vegetables and fruits.

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    Thanks for the great idea! I bet it tastes like kelp chips which I hear are good.
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    Tried Kale for the first time last year, but it was chopped and cooked with a little bacon garlic and some sea salt, I'm going back to the same place next month going to try and get the recipe. I had heard that Kale chips were good going to have to try it now.

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    What is Polk Sallet?? Sounds like something that grows in the garden but I've never heard of it
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    The kale chips sound delicious!!

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    ok I love kale but have never hear of doing this. Can I do this in my dehydrator without the oil? Or do you need the oil to make them crisp?

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    will try this soon - thanks..wol is there a particular variety that anyone likes?

    some seem more bitter than others & I usually purchase from vg stands organic.

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    I made kale chips last year from home-grown kale. I felt like a cow munching on grass. It was awful. I do like kale, just not as chips!

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    For anyone that suffers from arthritis, Kale is good for relieving the pain. I know it sounds weird but its right up there with spinach. I have never tried the chips , but I will now. Thanks for the recipe!

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