Barefoot by the Sea: From Scratch Snacks: Baked Kale Chips

Friday, January 18, 2013

From Scratch Snacks: Baked Kale Chips

"Sure, you can have those chips" isn't something you'd hear coming from my mouth very often.  In fact, we don't really buy chips, unless they are tortilla chips, I also love the Food is Good brand but try not to keep them in the house, because I have the tendency to overeat when they are around.  Still, on my never ending quest to provide good quality, nutritionally beneficial snacks from scratch, I decided to bake up a batch of these gems....
Kale Chips.  They are all over the internet and I've read and pinned several different varieties but I finally was motivated to make  some.  The first batch (if I'm being honest) failed miserably - they burned so I would suggest keeping an eye on them - they can cook quickly.  However, the second batch were flavorful and yummy, definitely an easy and tasty snack to keep on hand!

Ingredients:
Kale Leaves
Olive Oil 
Sea Salt
(how easy is that?)

1.  Wash and dry your kale leaves....remove the stems and tear into bite sized pieces or chips
2.  Toss with olive oil and lay flat on a prepared cookie sheet
3.  Sprinkle with sea salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees, bake for 7-10 minutes

Now I can sit back and proudly say I've mastered three out of my 317 recipes that I have pinned.  Baby steps! 

Have a great weekend! 

8 comments:

  1. Yum! I love kale chips. I want to buy some nutritional yeast to toss with them as well. I have heard it is a great cheese alternative :-)

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  2. I'll have to try! and woot! 3 out of your collection is more than most can boast ;o)

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

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    1. If only we had an extra? Year? To get some of those projects done......that would be quite an accomplishment!

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  3. I love kale chips! I haven't made them in a while, but they are really yummy. I think the key is getting them completely dry. I had a few failed attempts before I got it right!

    Hope you have a great weekend, Jessica! :)

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    1. Absolutely! Drying is a must!!!! Nobody likes a wet and soggy kale chip :)

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  4. My dad lives in a town called "Manchester-By-The-Sea" so obviously I had to check your blog out! I adore kale chips, but mine never seem to turn out as well as others...operator error I'm sure. :-)

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    1. I've heard of it, in MA?

      The key to these? Let them really dry out......otherwise they will be moist (yuck!) they are quick cookers so you have to watch so they don't burn as well!

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