Kale chips are a good and healthy alternative to Friday treats or Saturday candy. They are full of vitamins and antioxidants that make them so beneficial, as well as being low in calories.
These chips are delicious, crunchy and also very easy to make at home in the kitchen. You can follow the classic recipe and season simply with a flake of salt or add other spices and aromas to the recipe. Garlic, chili, dried herbs, grated parmesan, and lime or lemon zest are popular seasonings for kale chips.
Below is the recipe and instructions for making kale chips at home. It doesn’t take more than 30 minutes and it’s delicious!
- heat the oven to 150 degrees
- Wash and dry the cabbage well. If the cabbage is moist, the chips may be soft.
- Tear the leaves from the stem into pieces.
- Spread the leaves on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Cabbage leaves should not overlap.
- Drizzle olive oil on top and rub the oil in with your hands. Make sure the oil covers the entire surface of the kale leaves.
- Once the kale leaves are thoroughly coated with olive oil, sprinkle a pinch (or two) of flake salt on top.
- Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.
- Remove the foil, turn the crispy pieces, turn the foil over and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Note: It’s important to check periodically after about 5-6 minutes to make sure the kale chips aren’t burning.
- Take the tray out of the oven and let it cool for about 5 minutes before serving.
To make the kale chips so crispy and delicious, you have to follow the step where you have to rub well with olive oil. You need to cover the black leaf well with olive oil in each small layer of leaves.
You might think that 2 tablespoons of olive oil might not be enough. But don’t use too much olive oil, as there is a risk of too much moisture getting into the kale chips, making it difficult for the leaves to crisp up.
If you feel a little more olive oil is needed, I can recommend adding a drop so you don’t accidentally take too much.
Tips for seasoning:
Kale chips with flake salt are a classic, but it can be fun to vary the chips by adding different spices or flavors. Below are some suggestions for popular flavors of kale chips:
- Grated parmesan (after coming on top of the chips in the oven)
- Garlic powder (Sprinkle a pinch or two on the chips before baking the chips in the oven)
- Lemon or lime peel (mix with olive oil before rubbing on the leaves)
- Chili (sprinkled after the potato chips are in the oven)
- Dried herbs (can be sprinkled before or after baking)
More about Kale Chips
Kale is a true super vegetable, full of vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. Kale chips are a good and healthy option for people who want to watch their weight, because kale contains few calories.
The antioxidants and vitamins in kale also strengthen your immune system and are good for the skin because it contains vitamin C. Vitamin C helps produce collagen, which in turn keeps the skin elastic and youthful.
In addition to these benefits, you get a real energy boost from kale’s amino acids and vitamin C, as well as the B vitamin folate, which is good for the brain.
Storing kale chips
Kale chips are best the same day, but you can also store potato chips for a few days. In order for the chips to remain as crispy as possible, it is important that you first let them cool down properly.
When the chips have cooled, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for about 2-3 days.
What can kale chips be used for?
In addition to the fact that kale chips are good to eat, you can use the chips as a filling for various dishes. Suitable, for example, as a filling for kale soups.
Have you tried my recipe? Please leave a comment!