kale chips

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I finally get kale chips. They are delicious, crunchy and more-ish, just like deep fried potato chips… but they are just dried kale. If made in a dehydrator they are also raw and full of lovely enzymes 🙂

Wash a bag of kale (or large bunch picked from garden, roll on summer), tear up and remove any tough stems. Massage it with a teaspoon of olive oil and a little seasalt. I used olive oil with a spoon of soy sauce and some pepper instead. It was intensely peppery, the flavours condense, so be sparing 🙂 Dehydrate for an hour or two until crisp and gorgeous. Alternatively you can bake them in an oven for 10-15 minutes, obviously they will not be raw but still delicious and healthy compared to crisps.

Stockli dehydrator linked above as that is the one we own, but spotted this Andrew James one for a fraction of the price which looks similar. Also worth noting that the Vitamix now has competition from this high power blender, half the price with good reviews…

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6 thoughts on “kale chips”

  1. My name is Hannah and I am a kale chips addict!
    I don’t have a dehydrator but I find that slow cooking them on the lowest heat possible for an hour rather than blasting them for 10 mins gives a less bitter flavour.
    I sometimes make mine with toasted sesame oil instead of olive oil and that is delicious, too!

  2. I keep meaning to make kale chips, as the ones I’ve tasted have been totally addictive! I’ve been thinking my new fan-assisted oven could be used as a dehydrator???????

  3. I love your website and blog! I’m a long term vegetarian now trying to make the transition to vegan but my family eat meat 🙁
    So my not so cunning plan is base all our meals around Vegan/Vegi and then add the meat on the side – that way I know they are getting the plant goodness and I can sneakily reduce the amount of meat they eat! Your recipes are my secret weapon.

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