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Valued Contributor
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Registered: ‎04-10-2010

Hi!

Does anyone have any tips on how to make kale chips?

- what temperature?

- how long?

- do you leave the oven door open? (had once heard this)

Thanks!

Respected Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Kale chips in oven - tips

I once watched Melissa on the Foodnetwork make them so I had to try them for company (I am not much of a chip of any kind fan). They were so good. Here is the recipe. Very easy.

<h2 style="margin: 0.83em 0in;"> Kale Chips</h2>

  • 1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt, for sprinkling

<h2 style="margin: 0.83em 0in;"> Directions</h2>

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.

Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Lay on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and salt. Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 20 minutes. Serve as finger food.

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Re: Kale chips in oven - tips

The key for crispness success is to buy it prewashed or to wash it and dry completely before baking. Trader Joe's has it prewashed. Preheat oven. Start low about 290 degrees for about 12 minutes, increase to 325 degrees for just a few more minutes. No open oven door but check every so often, dont want them to turn too dark brown.

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Re: Kale chips in oven - tips

I make these all the time, and in fact I just made them for lunch today. This is what I do: if using fresh kale I will remove the stem, wash and dry, then place in a single layer on a baking sheet. I sprinkle on some olive oil and sprinkle with a dried herb mixture (I use one that has some sesame seeds in it) and some salt. I bake at 400 (oven door closed) for about 15-16 minutes.

Sometimes I get the baby kale that comes prewashed and packaged (think it's Earthbound Farms brand) or some that Whole Foods has at their salad bar, which is nice as I don't have to wash and dry these.

These are crispy and delicious and I like them better than potato chips which I don't eat anymore.

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Re: Kale chips in oven - tips

I put the kale and oil in a large Ziploc and shake like crazy. I love kale chips, but I'll repeat what another poster warned about: don't eat these in public.{#emotions_dlg.laugh} You will need to immediately brush your teeth. Want to make yourself laugh? Eat these, then smile into a mirror (and then rush to the toothbrush)!{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

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Re: Kale chips in oven - tips

Thanks for the GREAT replies everyone!!! You were very helpful. Thanks again!