Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kale Chips?

I spent some of this afternoon making kale chips and then a smaller portion of this afternoon learning that I don't like kale chips. I was hoping they would be like the veggie chips I get at the health food store, but they have a chewiness to them that's just hard to get past. I suppose I could have done something wrong, but the recipe was simple and I'm not really sure how I could have muffed it up.

You can't tell that they are crispy in this photo, but they are. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the remaining "chips," but I think one blog I read had it right when they suggested smashing them into a dust and sprinkling them on other food. (Don't tell anyone here, but tonight's fish was dusted with kale as a healthy seasoning. SHHHH!)

If you too would like to waste a portion of your day making kale chips, you can find many recipes on the internet. After reading a few, I used this one, primarily because it said you didn't have to line your pan with paper (which I don't have). Of course, this means that none of the recipes require paper, but that was my reasoning and I'm sticking to it.

I bet the dogs will eat these, and for sure the rabbits....

(Or you could just buy them. Less time invested in making horrible tasting food, but more money. It's your call.---->)


  1. the rabbits will love it for sure. kale, before it is made into chips, is worthless, imho. health-store foods are giving me a case of deja vu.

  2. The Girl tried the raw kale and spit it out with a horrible look on her face. LOL!

  3. That is the same picture I took after my first batch of kale chips. YEW! I was so positive I was going to like them got a giant package of kale. After trying it, I tossed it all. Yuk.

  4. I'm glad it's not just me. I'm feeding it to the rabbits!

  5. I can eat it if I season it with something...I use a scampi blend that's pretty garlicky. I still don't love the taste but if you get past chewy to actual crunchy (and maybe that's easier in CO than in FL) they can be pretty addictive for the crunch alone.

    So, yeah, even though I still don't love the taste, I can seriously polish off an entire head of kale in a day. Easy.

  6. Wow! Yes, for me it was a crunch followed by chewy. Then it was hard to chew up and swallow. Gross.