Ah, kale chips… that health food urban legend. Apparently, they taste as good as potato chips. I’ve been talking about giving them a try for a couple of years now. With my fresh haul of kale from the CSA farm (see previous post), I decided today was the day.
Inspired by the fabulous oh she glows post on flawless kale chips but determined to mess about with it in my own way, as ever, I washed the leaves, stripped off the stems, tore them into big pieces then played around with different oils and seasonings. Orange oil, chilli oil, seaweed salt, gomasio (Japanese sesame salt)… I sprinkled, rubbed and massaged those lovely green leaves then popped them in the oven at 150C (300F).
What I didn’t do was set a timer. Making kale chips and working on the laptop in parallel, combined with just generally being a bit of a slapdash cook, resulted in one tray of burned kale chips, one tray with half-burned kale chips and two trays of almost burned kale chips. They don’t even look burned but once they are at all coloured… yeuck, bleurgh, please don’t make me eat them.
Chilli oil made blow your head off spicy chips. The orange oil and sesame salt wasn’t a bad combo.
Try again another time? It seems like a waste of lovely kale but maybe I will.