Paleo Snax

Now I get why the bosses of Quick Stop wanted to spell it “Kwik Stop.” Because intentional spelling mistakes are FUN!
All right. Does anyone out there have a Cavehusband who gets cranky when he’s hungry?
Yeah, me neither.
But if I did, I’d make him Kale Chips.
I’ve been thinking about Kale Chips since my girl over at Iron and Spice raved about them. But they seemed a little too good to be true. And truly, unless you hit the Sweet Spot and cook them to the exact perfect delicate crispness, you’re liable to have a soggy mess. The SS seemed to be approximately 16 minutes at 350 degrees, with a small-ish dash of oil.
Start with a bunch of Kale. Grip it & rip it. Place a big handful of the shreds in a large bowl so you can really get it coated with about 1 Tbs. oil (olive, grapeseed, whatevs. NOT vegetable oil). Add a liberal amount of pepper and garlic salt.
Spread on a piece of parchment paper over a cookie sheet.

Don't soak the kale, but be sure they have a VERY light coat of oil.

Bake at 350 for about 15-17 minutes. The goal is to end up with airy, delicate “chips” that make a delightful, light crispety-crunch sound as you eat them.
The "chips" will shrink as they bake.

This batch was just a leeeetle too oily, but the small-ish “chips” turned out just right. The texture is what makes these really fun, in my opinion. Once I get a good handle on perfect Kale chips, these will be a great movie-night snack, or a Christmas gift to the mailman. (Come on, if anybody knows how weird we are, it’s the mailman, right?)
 

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4 Responses

  1. Consider also…I usually drizzle the oil, not mix it in. Also, sea salt after. AND SPICES! Chili powder! Woohoo!
    Oh yeah, if anyone finds a way to make these keep well without getting soggy, send it my way!

  2. My dad is a mailman and knows how weird many people in Lenexa, KS are. As far as Kale chips go, I wasn’t sure until I read “garlic salt”. I’m sold after that. I’ll see if I can find some Kale in Italia and experiment a bit. Thanks for the kwik snack idea!

  3. I love this! It sounds so good. Anything that has a nice crispety-crunch when you bite into it is right up my alley…

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