I have a kalefession to make. It’s a big one.. Never have I ever made kale chips. Well, I have now. Before this week however, I had never made kale chips. Never even had the urge to give it a go. Even though everybody raves about how delicious they are, how easy they are to make.
Do you want to know why I’ve never made them? Simple.. It’s because my only experience of kale chips have always been such a whooping big let down. I was so excited to try the packaged kale chips as they seemed to be the snack en vogue a couple of years ago. I figured that for their weight to price ratio they must be fucking delicious. I was so let down. They were all stale and weird and the flavour combinations were just bizarre. I’m the kinda gal that likes my chips salted and my ice cream vanilla. I don’t want my kale to taste of cacao, wasabi or anything too freaky deeky for my northern gal tastebuds to handle.
My reasons for making kale chips were simple. I had to pack some grub for an impromptu picnic and I’d heard they were easy, ‘So easy, you must give them a go…’ So with a bag of kale in my fridge and not much else I set to work making my kale chips. It is actually easy. They were right this time I guess.
So the hardest part of this whole process was in washing and drying the kale. If you buy your greens organic (you should!) you will know they quite often come with free protein bites in the form of various creepy crawlies. Mine definitely had some kind of extras as I found insect poop on it. I gave it a very thorough wash and pat dry. Now for the ‘recipe…’
- Melt a tablespoon of coconut oil, massage this into the dried kale and sprinkle with sea salt.
- Bake in the oven at a low temperature for about 40 mins – 1 hour (or until deliciously crispy!)
Delicous crunchy salty kale chips. Who knew they could taste so good.
Now that I know what all the fuss is about I am sure these will become a staple in my snacking regime. You’ll get brownie points for making them for friends too as they look like they might require more effort than they in fact do. Bonus.
Questions for you..?
- Are you a kale chip addict?
- Have you had success making chips from any other vegetables / greens?
- What are your favourite flavour combinations?
Peace out beansprouts!