Thursday, December 10, 2009

kale chips.

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Dude. If it wouldn't take 8 billion years, I'd eat my weight in kale chips. I mean, you can't really go wrong with hot crunchy salt in any form, but this is my new midnight snack that I want to eat by the BUCKETFUL.

All you have to do is tear up some kale, drizzle it with a little bit of olive oil, sprinkle it with coarse kosher salt, and bake it for 10-20 minutes at 350ยบ, keeping a close eye to make sure they don't burn. PRETTY IMPOSSIBLE TO FAIL AT.

Let's talk about coarse kosher salt for a minute, by the way- we were on a sea salt kick for awhile, but we ran out and I grabbed a box of coarse kosher to replace it, and it was like OH HI OLD FRIEND, HOLY CRAP YOU TASTE DELICIOUS. Screw sea salt, seriously. The best part about the coarse kosher is that you barely use any, but everything you put it on is magically transformed by the crunchy salty goodness. You can drop hella bucks on those silly fancy finishing salts at the gourmet groceries, but I just have a deep love in my heart for the old school stuff, what can I say? God, I love salt with texture.

24 comments:

Nicolle said...

why the hell have i never thought of this before! sounds delish! i love kale & salt.... yum.

The Puritan Impulse said...

I need to make these!

Melissa said...

I love them too - so, so much.

Angela said...

A local pizza place makes these but roasts them with finely diced pancetta. Oh. Yeah.

ab said...

I've been meaning to try this... thanks for the reminder cause I got a big bunch of organic kale, already washed & torn up, hanging out in the fridge.

Another excellent snack not having to do with kale but I can eat it by the bushel-ful & I just have to tell someone about it: apple slices with lemon & Saigon cinnamon. My picky five-year-old loves it to. Let's see what she does with kale chips!

Tanya said...

Kale chips are great!! I even left out the oil on top, just sprinkled a little salt. Yum!

Bonnie Story said...

Yay! Another way to enjoy kale, a top-notch superfood really. My Mom just prepared a delicious kale salad with blanched torn kale, pine nuts and pomegranate seeds in a dressing of grapeseed oil and rice wine vinegar. It was great. I need to get some Kosher salt!!

runleenarun said...

I lovvvvve kale chips. If you can find dinosaur kale in your area, try making kale chips with those. Dinosaur kale is flatter and thicker than regular kale, so the end result tastes like Terra Chips. Uh may zing!

eileen said...

Yes kale chips! I second the dinosaur kale, or purple flatleaf even--the only problem with using curly kale is the prickly edge. Rounded edges for kale chip domination!

Tegan said...

a little balsamic tossed in gives the chips an awesome tangy flavor. they are my favorite summertime snack.

jessica said...

um, make with raw kale? steamed kale? how?

Widge said...

I've never had kale. Don't even know if we get it here but I want some right now.

Alicia Lynn Carrier said...

raw kale, dude. steamed kale would not get crispy.

A. said...

Will you post another crock pot recipes? I am making your pot roast again--it is so good and my boyfriend loves it. I'm trying to get him to propose and I think one of your crock pot recipes might send him over the edge.

No pressure or anything.

Nicole said...

I make kale chips whenever I get a bunch of kale in my CSA box (which is very often this time of year). They're delicious!

Laura Dee said...

I wonder if you could do this with other leafy greens, like collards, mustard, or beet greens!

I cannot freaking wait to try these.

Adam said...

Is it just me or do you end up tasting these for hours afterwards...like kale chip burps?

Alicia Lynn Carrier said...

adam- it's you. i don't get kale burps. but broccoli makes me fart like a motherfucker, so maybe leafy greens just make you gassy.

Melynda said...

I have noticed Kale chips more than a couple of times now, so I guess it is my turn to make some. There are times I am the last one on the bus.

Emiloves said...

so this whole time you've been blowing up facebook with your kale chips nonesense i've been picturing some kind of chip with kale IN IT... not actually CHIPS OF KALE! but dude i just made these this morning and i feel that i should give you one million beautiful presents as a thanks because OMG THESE ARE MY NEW FAVORITE SNACK FOREVER! i hope the capital letters sufficiently express my feelings about these.

Katie Z. Dawson said...

I read this and the very next trip to the store bought kale. I've never had kale before. And they are soooo yummy!!!!

Adrienne said...

one of my favorites too! add a dash of lemon juice next time :)

Alicia said...

when I stumbled upon this recipe, I thought... omg perfect!! i am a healthy eater but unfortunately, and ashamedly, hate leafy greens and was looking for a way to enjoy kale. then, boom kale chips!! since i found this recipe 3 days ago, my boyf and i have made kale chips about 5x. i have added some garlic powder, a little bit of parm, and chopped walnuts. sooo delicious. thank you!!

hooblermorgan said...

Not kale chips, but try this: Kale leafs cut up small, olive oil, a couple cloves of garlic, soy sauce, and a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime. My husband introduced it to me on our first date when he cooked for me. I'm pretty sure that's why I married him!