Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Kale Chips!

Wow, do I love kale chips!  I am a huge fan of kale in general, but this is my first time making them into chips.  The finished product is delicate and crispy.  It has a potato chip crunch, and it's so good for you!

There are tons of recipes for kale chips on the internet, but I decided to use this recipe that included nutritional yeast, sesame oil, and apple cider vinegar.  It also calls for tamari, but I can't do soy during the Clean Program.  Here is what I did.

-a bunch of organic kale
-2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
-1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
-1 tablespoon sesame oil
-about 1/4 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Take a large bowl and mix together the nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, salt, and sesame oil.  Add small pieces (about 2 inches) of ripped kale, avoiding large stems.  Mix it all together with your hands.  Take the time to rub in the nutritional yeast mixture to make sure it's really evenly coated.  
Put it on a baking sheet that has parchment paper on it.  Bake for about 15 minutes.  The end result should be crispy, you can put it in for 5 more minutes if it's not totally crisp.
I like this mixture raw too!  In fact, I think it will be the basis for most of my salads this week. 

6 comments:

Rachel W. said...

These look great! Can you taste the apple cider vinegar at all? I had a bad experience with ACV a few years ago and gag at the smell, but want to try these!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

Hi Rachel,

Thanks for the comment! Yes, you do get a slight sour taste, but I love that! You can definitely make kale chips with just oil and salt.

Theresa said...

Ooh, yum. I'd love to try kale chips but I've only ever seen kale once here, and it was SO expensive :(

VEGAN TICKLES said...

I LOVE KALE CHIPS!!!!! They are so amazing. Crispy and so tasty.

Chanda M. DeFoor said...

I just got some beautiful kale last night from my co-op. Good timing with your post!

shellyfish said...

I so wish I could get some kale! I sure hope I can make me some of these delicious chips on my next visit to the U.S.!