Kale (also known as borecole) is a vegetable that is really close to the white cabbage, except that its leaves do not form a head. Now, we have all heard of how kale is the healthiest vegetable in the world, how cholesterol free it is, how you should eat it on a regular basis because of the health benefits. What we haven’t tried is – to use it as an ingredient that would be crispy – fried or baked. Let’s try to experiment a little!

To some of you – chips from kale will look almost unbelievable, but you’ll be surprised by the tasty snack you’ll get.

 

Recipe 1: Kale Chips

You’ve tried the classic chips variants and want to try something different!? Now is the
moment when you should try this unique recipe!

What you need:
– A bunch of kale
– 1 tablespoon sesame oil (or olive oil)
– 1-2 teaspoon/s soy sauce
– 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions:
1. Preheat your oven.
2. Remove the center stems, wash the leaves and dry them.
3. Tear kale into pieces and put them in a bowl.
4. Add the oil, the soy sauce and the sesame seeds in the bowl with the kale leaves.
5. On a baking sheet lay out the leaves flat.
6. Bake them till they crisp. That would take about 6-7 minutes.
7. Let them cool before serving.

Recommendation: Try using curly kale, because of its texture. The taste doesn’t change,
but they’ll sure look like a better snack to serve your guests.
Tip: Make sure the kale is completely dried. Otherwise, you will get soggy chips.

 

Recipe 2: A Baked and Spicy Kale Chips

For once, forget about the nutrition facts about the kale – play with the ingredients,
experiment with the taste. Forget about the classic way to make chips from potatoes or any
similar to the potato vegetable. Make a crunchy and spicy kale!

What you need:
– 1/3 teaspoon toasted ground cumin
– 1/8 cayenne
– 1/3 teaspoon paprika
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– Kale leaves (about ¾ bunch)

Directions:
1. Remove the large stems from the kale. Cut it into pieces.
2. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.
3. In a bowl mix the spices, the salt and the olive oil. Add the kale and coat its leaves.
4. Spread the leaves onto a baking sheet. Make sure you don’t leave folded pieces, to
get perfect crunchy pieces of kale. Bake the kale until the leaves are slightly crispy.
That would take about 10 minutes. After 5 minutes turn over the leaves and
continue the baking. The crispy should be slightly golden.

Recommendation: You can use Lucinato kale, because of its rigidity. But if in that season
you can’t find exactly that kind of kale, any kind is ok.
Tip: If you decide to make kale chips – serve it immediately after prepared. They soften
after a while.