Thursday, April 29, 2010

Oven Roasted Kale Chips

Oven Roasted Baked Kale Chips by ButterYumHave you seen these delectable crunchy little bits making a splash in the blogosphere lately? After seeing them about a gazillion times, I decided to give them a try to see what all the hubbub was about. I'm here to tell you, they live up to their reputation!

Totally addictive - they're delicately crunchy, taste ever so slightly of broccoli, and nutritionally speaking, they're a good source of Protein, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, and Manganese.

Inexpensive too - a bunch of kale only costs $1-2. Kale just so happens to be in season right now, so check your local farmer's market for the freshest selection.


Oven Roasted Kale by ButterYumStart by washing and drying your Kale. I like the curly leaf varieties. Remove the soft portions of the leaf from their stems and rip them into bite size pieces.


Oven Roasting Kale by ButterYumPlace on a large sheet pan and mist with olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with Kosher salt or sea salt. Roast in a 350F oven for 10-15 minutes until the edges start to brown. Cool and enjoy!


How to make Oven-Roasted Kale Chips by ButterYum







27 comments:

  1. I have been seeing Kale in the grocery store lately, right next to salad. I don't like bitter vegetable and thought they would be bitter so never try it. Are they really similar to brocolli? Interesting way of cooking by roasting. Will have to try this :).

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  2. Hi Jenn - I've had bad kale in the past, but this definitely was not bitter in any way. Roasting it really sweetened it up. I'm sure the younger the kale, the better the flavor, so try to find it fresh. The caramelized flavor really reminded me of roasted broccoli. I'll definitely be making this again!!

    Hope that helps!
    :)
    ButterYum

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  3. Must confess ~~~~ when I saw your post title
    'Oven Roasted Kale Chips' I did a double take! Now I am intrigued and must make a batch .....

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  4. I just tried these last week! Right up there with fried sage leaves on the addiction scale!
    xoxo Pattie

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  5. I had never heard of kale chips before. I wish I had, because when we were members of a farm, we'd get bags of it. Mostly we ate it sautéd in evoo with garlic. I did put in on tacos once and that was good.
    Looking forward to trying this out! Thanks for posting.

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  6. Whole Foods sells these now for a hefty price. The samples were tasty. Glad to know they are easy to make at home and probably better!

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  7. I'll be helping my son sell bread at a farmer's market this weekend and I'll be looking for some kale to try this interesting looking dish.

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  8. I had these at a street market in Minneapolis last summer for the first time. They were crisp, spicy and different. I'm glad to see a recipe for them.

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  9. Mmm, I think I would like these very much. I love broccoli...and collard greens. And this is so unusual...I never would have thought to prepare them this way. I have to give this a try! Thanks!!

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  10. OK, this I have to try~ I enjoy my veggies alot more with olive oil & salt! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  11. No way...I can't believe you made me want to try kale. I love broccoli. Will try. Thanks.

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  12. this is new to me, i love to try out if I have a chance!

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  13. I have not seen this popping up in blogland---guess I have just been clicking on desserts :)! I am going to try this! I can't imagine what it would be like. I would have thought it would just be limp! Thanks for an interesting idea!

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  14. I must have been visiting the wrong sites because this is the first time I've seen Roasted Kale Chips! These sound wonderful and I can't wait to try them myself.

    ~Susan

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  15. Yum! And, it's good for you, too. I can't wait to try this!

    Jane

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  16. Where have I been that I haven't seen this before. It's a little hard to imagine but I'll take your recommendation and give it a try. Our farmers market opens next Saturday and I'll get great kale there.

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  17. What gorgeous camera work! I'm going to try the kale chips on your recommendation. You made green look great :-). I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  18. I LOVE roasted vegs but have never considered roasted Kale. I'm trying this SOON :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  19. Oh, I love kale chips so much! I can eat a whole bunch of kale by myself like this in nothing flat. Love your big beautiful pics!

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  20. This is new to me and perfect for low-carbers! Thanks so much...

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  21. Yes, they have been everywhere lately, now i have to try them..
    Oh ya, you asked about that rub? I don't know if they ship , but i can pick some up for you, it's not too expensive either. Let me know. I am hooked!

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  22. Your pictures are just beautiful,I shall have to be gazillion and 2 then to try these tasty kale chips!

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  23. I have been making this for a few weeks now, for a while there it was almost daily. LOVE it. I can eat a whole baking sheet full myself and I don't feel one bit guilty. Sprinkle on a little parm cheese, too. So good!
    I love that it's healthy and cheap, too! Great photos.

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  24. I think this balances out the ice cream post! Oooo kale chips.

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  25. Yum. I love kale but have actually never tried this before. WIth the kale in my fridge right now I'm pretty sure what I'll be doing with it. Thanks for linking with me!

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  26. thanks for this recipe, with this I finally complete my veggie recipe book, well at least the first one, when I complete I will put some recipes in your blog.

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