Crispy Kale "Chips"

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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

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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I just made these and they were delicious!  Followed the recipe as written and added a little cayenne, garlic powder and paprika.  Cooked mine about 10 minutes longer and they came out perfect.  Nom nom.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this today and is very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
delicious! definitely LESS oil next time and longer time in the oven, maybe 275 at 25-30 min. I used one bunch of kale and took out the large stem, tossed in a bowl with 2 shakes of sea salt and drizzled olive oil...they are CRISPY but a little too oily at the bottom, NEXT time ill just try it another way, but does anyone know how long they store for? and can you put them in the fridge or outside in room temp, and for how many days? item not reviewed by moderator and published
The picky two-year old loves these!! Thank you. The day I found this recipe, I was ready to jump out of the window because she was refusing everything I gave her. You are a life saver. It's been two months and she still likes them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I put mine on a cookie sheet and left out the sodium. Kale has its natural salt and to add more just gave it a too salty taste. I drizzled olive oil and mixed it. Baked it for 15-25 minutes at 300 degrees. Need to watch it so it doesn't burn or have a bitter taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I put mine on parchment paper and 25 minutes was perfect. But I put waaayyyy too much salt :-/ Next time I'm going to try Lawry's which I think will be better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First, I questioned whether I had put too much, then I wondered where on earth it all went. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Agree with another reviewer, you definitely need to cook them longer than 20 minutes if you want them crispy. I've used a better recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A great recipe! I saw it on TV, I tried it and have made it over and over again. I was intimidated by kale, but not now. item not reviewed by moderator and published
my kale did not turn out great until I mixed the recipe with guy's, I started out at 275*oven and then raised it after 35 minutes. then I raised it again, to 350* but I did not use the stalk of kale I used the bag, which was a lot I guess for this recipe.but with the mix of the two recipes and two pans in the oven I got it done and I liked it.. husband said it was tasty. Next time I will try a higher temp from the beginning and watch closely,and try to find the stock Kale, because the bag was in to small of pieces also. I turned like every 5 minutes after the first 30 till done.. I definitely need to tweek , oh and husband and I liked it better with a bit of the cayenne than the plain... item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kale chips turned out great following this recipe exactly. Like a few other reviewers, I may have been a little heavy handed with the oil and seasoning. Going to cut down on oil, and especially salt, for future batches. Perhaps salting after baking would be best, as others suggested. Will try that. I thought, at first, that the oven temp would be too low. However, the chips were beautifully crisp after baking at 275 degrees for 20 min., turning once half way. Glad I followed this recipe instead of another one which called for 425 degree heat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
DELICIOUS!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were great! My husband hates kale, so I pretty much had to force him to try the kale chips, but he ended up loving them and wants me to make them again! I did add some finely grated parmesan cheese to the kale before baking, which I highly recommend. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My hint? Sprinkle the chips with juice of 1/2 a lime. Top with salt and pepper. That, right there, is the definition of a mouth orgasm. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The chips were yummy. Loved the parm idea. However, we couldn't chew parts of the chips. Anyone know why? item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW! Surprisingly really good and better than potato chips. I made this without salt and only coated with olive oil (the spray kind). Put into my New Wave Convection Oven at 70% power. 12 minutes later these came out perfect. They tasted salty already and not bland at all. I devoured the entire first batch by myself. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't like kale , but loved the chips with cayenne pepper until my husband told me my teeth were green !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this with olive oil, garlic, salt, and sriracha. It's spicy and delicious! I think I can leave out some of the salt next time I make them though, because there may be enough in the Sriracha alone to work for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making these and I really didn't know what to expect. They came out great! I sprinkled Parmesan cheese on them after cooking. My picky husband absolutely loved them and requested I add them them to our go to sides! item not reviewed by moderator and published
hey! i tried making this without actually seeing this recipe..mine was close! I sprinkled mine with cayenne pepper, garlic salt and little salt...yummito! TANN item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would wait with the salt until afterwards. 15 minutes at 350 should make them crispy...we usually eat too much salt every day, so don't overdo it with the salt. Spices and garlic can help balance that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe, and I even decreased the olive oil to 1 tablespoon! I tried a few other recipes with higher baking temperatures with disappointing results (the kale burned or didn't keep crisp overnight). The temperature and baking time in this recipe are perfect! Two additions: I lined the baking sheet with wax paper and sprinkled the kale with freshly ground pepper in addition to the salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty recipe, but I would have appreciated even rough estimate of how much sea salt to use... When the kale reduced, the salt seemed to concentrate and MY estimation of how much to sprinkle was clearly too much. Some of us need a little guidance :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Try this... add Seasame seeds, lemon juice, garlic, chia seeds and nutrional yeast - what a fantastic flavor!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved them! They are my husband's new favorite in place of chips! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These came out well - I took the advice of "smojet" and used the cooling rack on top of the cookie sheet. For the second tray I added a sheet of parchment and that was the magic trick -- cookie sheet - cooling rack - topped with a sheet of parchment. I just slid the chips off the parchment onto the plate and no messy little bits. Watch the oil and salt, it is easy to overdo. Convection times (325 for 12 min) worked well. YUM!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! My tips: better a little too much olive oil than not enough -- make sure they are all nice and shiny before going in the oven. Also, be sure to get them out of the oven before they start turning golden-brown, because I think the flavor starts to nose-dive at that point. You want them nice and green. And lastly, my very best tip: use oven-safe cooling racks on top of cookie sheets so that you can skip the laborious flipping halfway through. They are fragile and don't always survive the flipping intact, and it's a pain. Once they're done, turn the cooling racks and tap to shake off the loose chips, then just pat/poke the rest until they fall onto the cookie sheets. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are better as they sit from day to day. They get saltier and more chip-like...unbelievable that these are made from kale! My husband and I gobbled them up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used half a bag of Cut'NGreen fresh, chopped kale, already washed. Preheated the oven to Convec. 250 for 30 minutes. Put half the bag into a large bowl...sprinkled two tlbs. olive oil and sprinkled generous amount of sea salt. Tossed the lot until I felt all kale was covered in oil and salt evenly dispersed then spread it out on a cookie sheet in pretty much one layer. Ladies, I am here to tell you this is beyond delicious! But you already know this...I have but one question....how many calories to you think is in 1 cup of this fabulous snack food? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Will admit that I have very low expectations for these, as I'm trying new - HEALTHY - recipes and this is my first kale experiment. And I will admit when I am wrong as I am sitting here downing these things. I used a seasoning salt instead of regular, that's the only change I did. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are AWESOME! Never made them before and was eating them within an hour of reading Melissa's post. Quick dry method: toss in a lg., clean, flour-sack dish towel. Used lemon oil and Vann's citrus herb salt. I alone ate almost the entire jumbo cookie sheet. Will make these again and again. Took about 25 mins. @ 250 convection oven. Thanks Melissa! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect, except I ended up cooking mine for 40 minutes... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Melissa - I love you! This simple, straightforward recipe is a dream come true an so darn delicious that the kale chips are my new addiction. THANK YOU! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My first time eating them ever. AND my first time making them. Here are my thoughts: 1. (When I opened the oven) Oh my, they shrunk! Where did they go?! 2. (When I tried on) They are like really light paper! So crunchy! 3. (As I continued trying more) Ooh, too much salt on that one. (Try to sprinkle the salt evenly!) 4. They taste totally different from how they taste/smell when they're raw. With some seasoning, like garlic, ginger, onion, etc., they are so light and flavorful. They really do become chips! Considering I have a huge bag left of raw kale, there should be no problem baking them off with this simple and perfect recipe. Thanks Melissa! And thanks to all the reviews! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous! 300 for 20 minutes with Jalapeno olive oil and Tony's Cajun seasoning and they came out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
mine were rescued in the nick of time as I did not hear the time go off and they were in longer....so they were definitely crispy! Tasty though item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are awesome! My 3 and 5 year olds and I just ate an entire bunch of kale this way because we couldn't stop! One said "I could eat these all day" and the other kept saying "yummy"! I also do this with spinach and it's fabulous too. Thanks for sharing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My first attempt at crispy kale....and now, I'm hooked! Easy recipe and I will be making them again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my first time making kale chips, and wow! Very yummy! Like other reviewers, I forgot to drythe kale, and they still came out crispy. I used garlic olive oil, so no need to add garlic. I ended up baking them 28 minutes, turning them a few times, and seasoned with creole seasoning. Boom! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!! I used a tsp. of garlic olive oil and truffle salt and it turned out fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made them, she's definitely right, be careful with the salt! One of my first batches came out a little on the heavy salt side, also they don't need much olive oil at all! Would like to try putting lots of different seasonings on them next time, but I'm really pleased! They're a great substitute to potato chips if you want something crunchy to go along with a sandwich. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish! Seasoned with a little kosher salt, a little garlic sea salt and cayenne pepper! Very tasty n Krispy :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Convection oven for 12 minutes worked great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
mine are in the oven right now-I tossed them in half olive oil half sesame seed oil and add garlic salt, minced garlic, paprika, cayenne, chilli peppers, onion salt and freshly grated parmesan cant wait to see how they turn out hopefully they are nice and crispy i didn't let them dry either im too impatient for that!are these as healthy as fresh unbaked kale??hopefully the heat doesn't kill the nutrients item not reviewed by moderator and published
I forgot to let them dry and they still turned out perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added some chopped garlic and onion. Could bake about 25 min. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I put a little less oil (personal preference) and they turned out great! This was my first time making them and even my husband and son loved them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are really great! I made them just like this recipe first and I currently have some coated in cumin and chili powder in the oven right now! I do agree they look a bit oily but they're as crispy as can be! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent. Mine came out nice and crispy....better than what you can get in the health food stores. To "tofoys" ....I love the nutritional yeast and garlic powder on it as well. Also, you can use nutritional yeast to make a great garlicky salad dressing too. Olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, the yeast and tamarin. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Five Stars - IF you use mild, green kale. My first batch I used mild green kale - the recipe couldn't be easier - I did increase the heat to 300 and it came out perfectly. I am going to experiment with the amount of oil, though - they seemed a wee bit oily. I made another batch using red kale that someone gave me - argh, bitter! But that's not the recipe's fault. It did not taste that bitter raw so not sure what was up with it. For that batch I also used dark sesame oil and soy sauce, per another reviewer. I must say, I like regular olive oil and salt better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used olive oil and Mortons All Salt, it was delicious! I read that someone used toasted sesame oil, I'm going to try that next as I love the flavor of sesame and believe it will add a nice nutty flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really loved these, but I don't think the kale was dry enough and it was more wilted than crispy. Any suggestion on how to get it nice and dry before cooking would be helpful. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
scrum-ditilee-umptious! yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
DELICIOUS! thanks for sharing. you can buy this at a Vegan friendly store for $10 a bag or spend a $1 and make them just as good if not better!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious way to have kale. I used olive oil, and a blend of seasonings I typically like on popcorn: garlic powder, curry, nutritional yeast, cayenne pepper and salt. Used the cooling rack on the rimmed baking sheet trick, and cooked at 300* for 25-30 min. Perfect! BTW, to the reviewer that said "I made them even more healthy. Instead of olive oil I sprayed the kale pieces with butter flavor non stick spray." - you should know olive oil is much healthier than whatever was in your butter flavor non stick spray. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect every time. I add a little garlic powder, white pepper, sometimes parmesan cheese. Use your imagination :- item not reviewed by moderator and published
I put the pieces in a clean plastic grocery drizzled with 1 T olive oil (I had about 8 stems of kale then shook the bag to coat. (I also tossed a bit with my hands to make sure everything was well-coated. I used Phillips seafood seasoning instead of plain salt. Followed the rack in the tray tip and they came out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great!! I followed the 325 for 14 min in convection oven suggestion and it came out crispy with no turning over while baking. I did use Pam spray, instead of oil, plus added salt and a little creole seasoning for spice after I took it out of the oven. If the salt doesn't stick, spray a little pam or add a little more oil after it comes out of the oven. I had to restrain myself from eating it all since I wanted the kids to try it as well..lol. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, very tasty. I made them even more healthy. Instead of olive oil I sprayed the kale pieces with butter flavor non stick spray. The turned out awesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried these last night and really liked them. As others said, not really a substitute for chips but a good snack. Be sure that none of the leaves overlap or they won't get crispy. Great recipe that I will use again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used toasted sesame oil and sprinkled them with soy. You might want to use low-sodium if you do this. They tasted saltier the more I ate. Like others, I made sure to dry the leaves well, and tossed the ingredients in a bowl first. It would have been hard to toss them on a cookie sheet. I also lined the sheet with parchment paper. I accidently preheated the oven to 350 and then turned it down to 250. I didn't bother to turn them -- they seemed to get crispy without having to do that. Very addicting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make and tasty. We wanted to use kale from the local farmers market and try a new recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to do and tasty. I also did an indian spiced version with Garam Masala instead of salt very yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been looking for a way that I can eat Kale and enjoy it. This works for me. I should have watched the video because I way over salted thinking that only salt could cover the bad flavor I had experience in the past?!? Also, I cooked a couple minutes extra and a few were not as crispy as I would have liked them to be. They are addictive in a weird sort of way. I had my kids try them and my child that will eat almost anything gave them a 7 out of 10 and my super picky eater did not like them. I will definitely be doing these over and over and trying new spice combinations just so I can add a super food to my diet. Thanks for another great recipe Melissa. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed a previous reviewers recommendation and placed them on a cooling rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet and this worked well with no need to turn the chips, and they were perfectly dry and crisp and light as air in 20 minutes at 275. This is the first time I tried kale chips. They are remarkable in that they are so light and disolve on the tongue in a surprising and pleasant manner. The only thing I didn't like was that they had a bitter aftertaste which was a little unpleasant to me. Having it with the right beverage to counter that might help. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First time even eating kale, and this came out awesome! will definantley be making this again! and often! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe and it came out great! I had some leftover Kale which I drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with Sea Salt. Followed her guidelines and it came out great! You do want to leave out the major veins or they will be chewy, but the light crispiness of the kale was great!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! To think I didn't think these would be good, but they are fantastic. I did put too much salt on the first batch, but they were still delicious. I mixed the kale, salt, & olive oil in bowl, baked at 275, about 15 minutes. Used broiler pan so didn't have to turn them over. When I get home tonight, I'm going to make more. My son, who raises organic vegetables, says bitterness could be from hot summer weather. He apologized for the taste quality of his when he brought it over, & I agreed it wasn't as good as other batches. However, chips came out super. Thanks, Melissa! Lois in Texas item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cooked mine in a convection oven at 325 for 14 min like another reviewer said. Delicious!! I might take a min or two off the time, as a few we're getting a bit more brown than I liked. My picky two year old even loved them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So, we accidentally put on too much olive oil on the first batch. We put it in the oven with salt on a cooling rack for 13 min on 275. We tasted it and it was a little burned but we experimented by adding a little lemon juice...AMAZING!!! It tasted like salt and vinegar chips but it felt good that it was a healthy alternative. On the second batch we added a little more salt and adjusted the time down to nine minutes....PERFECT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't agree with the "tasty" part of other reviews. Yes it tastes like a chip, crunchy and salty, but don't taste what kale taste like. After ready other reviews, cooked them for 28 min. at 275 and think 20 min. might be too short to get them all crispy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe didn't work for me at all. The low temperature made the chips limp. To make them crispy took a lot more time and by then the olive oil burned off leaving them very dry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Took other viewers suggestions - used prewashed bagged kale, tossed with olive oil, convection oven 325 for 14 minutes. Sprinkled with sea salt and squeezed 1/2 fresh lime, tossed and enjoyed. Super easy and Very tasty! Texture similar to nori. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Finally, an oven temperature that doesn't burn the kale quickly! Very easy to manage the kale to come out crispy. Awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Positively amazing, I am not one for veggies. This one is yum yum yum, I would have thought that a person would have to develop a taste for these to like them and eat them but not really... Totally loved it with the first bite. Definitely takes the place of potato chips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely wonderful! I can barely get my husband or my teens to eat veggies; they ate the whole bunch. No bitterness here. Perhaps the quality of the kale makes a difference. Mine did not start out too tough. My only complaint is that it took a while to get from start to finish. Next time I'll look for pre-washed. Here are my tweaks. 1 mixed kale pieces in a bowl with kosher salt and onion powder 2 cooked one batch on a cooling rack and another on a perforated pizza pan - both worked. No soggy chips, quicker cooking 3 cooked at 275 degrees in a traditional oven for 10 minutes on side and another 6 on the other. Not convinced they needed to be turned if they are elevated. 4 I taste tested for seasoning before putting them in the oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight; the kale chips came out crunchy but they have a really bitter after taste. Is it because of the kale? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I couldn't stop eating these!!! I cooked them on 325 until they were brown on the edges. I loved these much better than potato chips!!! If you want something crunchy and salty, try this!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks for the convection information- they made a completely different chip than in the regular oven- lighter and crispier. I also used a better grade of olive oil than in the past and that a make or break factor too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm eating these right now. Very satisfying, especially on a diet (south beach. I bought a bag of triple washed kale pieces, it's so much faster. I took another posters advice below and put them in my convection oven for 14 minutes at 325. Hand toss the pieces on the cookie sheet with the olive oil, and sprinkle a little salt on them after they come out of the oven. This is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm giving the recipe three stars because everybody else's review said they loved it, and I must not like kale -- because I didn't like this at all. It smelled and tasted like a sea-weedy low-tide at the shore. I even looked up on the internet pictures of fresh kale to make sure I bought the right vegetable. I did! I am, overall, a vegetable lover, so this was a big disappointment. But don't go by my review, I am in the vast minority. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried to like kale in so many ways...sauteed, in soup, grilled, all to no avail. Finally I like kale. Actually this recipe is terrific. I cooked it at 325 degrees in my convection oven for 12 minutes and it was perfect. Thanks for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great way to eat a healthy snack! I added sesame seeds in addition to the olive oil and salt. They added the perfect nutty flavor, and my husband even ate them too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These kale chips are delicious and though the prep times takes planning, the results were great. I baked them for 30 minutes and had a healthy green vegetable that is really good for you. Try some soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent basic recipe lending itself to many variations! I was SO SURPRISED at how tasty and crunchy they turned out to be. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were super easy and super delicious! Make sure you toss them around a few times while baking to ensure each piece crisps up! Also, I baked them for a total of about 30 minutes. I also sprinkled some red pepper flakes on top before baking. A great and healthy snack when you want something salty and crunchy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My new found "go-to" snack! This was really easy, but I did have a few pieces that didn't get crispy. I will bake about 5 minutes longer next time. I used Truffle Olive Oil, and it was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were melt in your mouth delicious. I will make these again and again. Thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! Mine came out perfect on my first try. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Healthier than potato chips. Had to put in for total of 30 minutes at 275 degrees. Sprinkled with sea salt. But still not a potato chip :( Took them to a foodie fest and foodies LOVED them. Wouldn't pay $7 for a teeny-tiny bag from Whole Foods when it is so easy to make at home. The hardest part was growing the kale : I used mesh screens instead of cookie sheets so they would crisp up quicker. Would definitely make again : item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you only eat kale in recipes where you can hide it (casseroles, soup, etc. & you're looking for a kale-straight-up recipe, this is as tasty as it gets... LOVE a generous serving of salt sprinkled on. But don't be fooled into thinking they will replace potato chips... sure, they're a healthy version of chips, but they're not anywhere NEAR the same thing as potato chips... they're yummy & full of vitamins/nutrients, but if you're craving chips, eat 10 potato chips & then fill up on this kale. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe in itself was good, not great. Some of the kale got overdone & bitter, some was still squishy, the pieces really cooked down to nothing. A couple things I changed to make my next batch better: 1. DO NOT WASH KALE (unless it really is dirty. Most of the time pulling the stem off got rid of any dirt. Plus, your oven is going to off kill any bacteria, so don't freak. This is going to keep allow your kale to get crispy. 2. Reduce oven heat to 200 F, and cook the kale lower and longer. Keeps the bitterness down and allows any moisture to evaporate. 3. Sprinkle a tiny tiny bit (not even 1/2 tsp of cane sugar over the kale right before you put it in the oven. This will counteract the bitterness. Taking these, or even any one of these things into account will make this recipe shine! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love these and I make them all the time. Brought some into work and got the whole office hooked on them. Have since tried them with sesame oil using a combination of both dark and chili sesame oil and the crispy Kale chips are even better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They are so good! Just what I needed for my new "lifestyle of eating"! Loved my potato chips in the past....these definitely fill the void! Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are so tasty! I suggest that you go easy on the seasoning, because the kale doesn't have much flavor at all once baked. Some of mine were overwhelmingly salty. They were perfectly crisp and delicious, though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW! These are DELICIOUS!!! I only made a few as a "test run" - now I need to make more!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Look, it's really unfair to say you hate them and she writes terrible recipies when the only ingredients are kale, olive oil and seasoning. Clearly it's the kale itself you're objecting to, which has nothing to do with the recipie. I never tried kale before, and they were okay. But the technique was perfectly fine. They were toasting and crisp, and well seasoned. I had two sheet pans full, so I had to rotate them half way through and did them for 15 mintues each time, total 30. If you like kale at all, you will love this. I will make them occasionally to get more healthy veggies in my diet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were a huge hit! They did not even make it to the table. My kids and I just stood in front of the stove and ate the entire tray. I made sure the kale was completely dry before I baked them, and I did have bake for 25 minutes. We will make this again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The key to this recipe is making sure the kale is DRY. If there is any water on the leaves it will wilt, stink and be horrible. Otherwise it is heavenly! I added a touch of garlic powder and could have eaten ten times more it was so DELISH. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUMMY! these are the weirdest and yummiest veggie chips I've eaten. They taste delicious and my favorite part is how crispy and delicate they turn out. I baked mine for 25 minutes. I can eat a ton of kale if its served like this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think 20 minutes is the halfway point, not 100% on that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Did you remove the ribs from the leaves? Ribs are tough as is, then when you bake them, they are not an easy feat to eat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have a question and didn't see a way to post it aside from replying to a post! I'm wondering if y’all think this would work with any other leafy greens. I'm not familiar with kale, so I don't know what, if anything, it compares to. I do have some leafy lettuce in my garden that came in a “blend” seed packet. I thought about trying that instead of buying kale and was just curious if others had any experience with how other greens bake up or any tips, recommendations, etc. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried 15 mins at 350 and ten minutes in they were WAY overdone... sadly I hadn't been watching so they're ruined. Totally brown and they smell horrible. So much for easy and delicious. I don't know how cooking times can vary so much! I think mine would have been ok at 5 minutes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's probably due to a difference in altitudes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks for the convection info. Unfortunately it was a little too late for my first batch, had no idea it cooked so fast since I've never used a convec before. Hopefully batch 2 will do better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
33 calories worth of kale in each cup.. and depending on how much oil you used, just think 1 tablespoon is 120 calories. how much kale was in the half bag? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm making my own right now, I can't wait to see how they come out.. for future use I think I may purchase a new small spray bottle to make a oil spray to cover the kale with oil but to do it minimally. Also I can imagine garlic powder tasting amazing on the kale chips item not reviewed by moderator and published
Also, I think I put too much oil in an effort to get every kale piece covered. That in turn made them a little soggy. Next time I'll add less and just rub them around. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made mine a little soggy at first but fixed it by leaving them in the oven at 170 for a while! No damage done, and it dried them out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
wayy better than health food store kale and healthier i think because your using fresh kale mine are in the oven right now-I tossed them in half olive oil half sesame seed oil and add garlic salt, minced garlic, paprika, cayenne, chilli peppers, onion salt and freshly grated parmesan cant wait to see how they turn out hopefully they are nice and crispy i didn't let them dry either im too impatient for that! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Salad spinner!! Worked like a charm! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the 300* for 25 min - turned out great. Topped with Trader Joe's Everything Seasoning and it was way better than anything I've bought in a store. item not reviewed by moderator and published
See what tofoys wrote above: To the reviewer that said "I made them even more healthy. Instead of olive oil I sprayed the kale pieces with butter flavor non stick spray." - you should know olive oil is much healthier than whatever was in your butter flavor non stick spray! tofoys is right! item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOL since when artificial "butter flavor spray" is healthy?! Olive oil is just about the healthiest thing you can have... item not reviewed by moderator and published
You probably crowded the pan! Do a much smaller batch next time :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
thanks for the tip i wasn't sure what to cook it at mine are in the oven right now-I tossed them in half olive oil half sesame seed oil and add garlic salt, minced garlic, paprika, cayenne, chilli peppers, onion salt and freshly grated parmesan cant wait to see how they turn out hopefully they are nice and crispy i didn't let them dry either im too impatient for that! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are really good. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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