My husband has a thing. That is, he can’t start a movie without the ‘hand to mouth’ action that usually incorporates buttery popcorn or salty nuts. Now instead of the usual horrid microwave popcorn I decided to surprise him by serving him Kale while we were cozied up on the couch watching True Lies (for the billionth time)
‘Kale?’ he smirked, ‘um no thank you’. He made way for the kitchen and proceeded to make his usual popcorn, the smell of chemical butter waiving through the house. ‘Suit Yourself’ I thought as I took the plate of Kale chips all to myself.
He came back to the couch and naturally curiosity got the better of him. ‘Ok, maybe just one’ he said as he shoved my gorgeous crispy and healthy chips into his gob. Then another one, then another one and then my plate was gonski.
The good news is that there was more Kale in the fridge, the oven was still hot and these take under 2 minutes to make. The popcorn was put aside and we watched Schwarzenegger and Curtis in there comedy spy shenanigans munching on delicious Kale chips content.
- 1 large bunch of kale
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- Sea Salt
- Cracked Pepper
It can’t get easier than this; preheat your oven to 230C
wash and pat dry your Kale leaves
cut them up into 2cm squares
sprinkle them with Olive Oil, salt and pepper and toss to combine evenly.
Spread them out onto a baking tray and bake in oven for one minute. Take them out, shake them about roughly and bake for a further minute.
Kale done this way is a great way of getting green leaves into your children and toddlers too. My daughter absolutely loves munching on them, crisping them up and making a big green mess!
Kale chips are a great idea – will definitely be trying some when autumn arrives and I can harvest some leaves!
Thanks Sarah, I forget that it’s a different season on the other end of the planet!!
I’ve made kale chips. My kids love them as well though I really have to watch how much oil I put on them. Did you find your too oily?
not too oily but you do need a good splash so they don’t dry out completely. They cook so quickly!
A healthy movie munchie — what’s not to love about this snack?! Thanks for sharing, I am new to the kale phenomenon 😉
it certainly is a phenomenon isn’t it?!! The new super-food!! Thanks for stopping by Danielle 🙂
This is such a great snack and so much healthier than a bag of potato chips or bowl of buttered popcorn. As you’ve shown, it couldn’t be easier to make. 🙂
healthier and in my opinion, taste’s pretty good too!!
I had kale chips for the first time last month and now I want to plant some in my garden as I cannot find any in the shops!
you know I was just saying to hubby that a year ago, you’d be hard pressed finding Kale at the shops in Sydney, but now it’s the ‘in thing’ here! Growing kale is very rewarding though, nothing like home grown xx
I love kale, cooked or raw it’s delicious!
I havn’t tried them raw Brydie, I’ll have to brave them next time 😉
I love how you use V (husband) as the taste tester and you seem to always surprise him!! Yum kale chips, would never have thought.
he polished MY plate!! Naughty naughty 🙂
Yum — these are so good. I can’t get my first son to touch them (he is highly suspicious of leafy greens, even when they are crunchy) but my younger boy adores these. Not to mention the rest of us…
Just tell him they’re green potatoes 😉
These are great! I have never seen them before and they must be very tasty and crunchy! A much healthier version of chips. I want to try them!
They’re wonderful Alida, let me know what you think of them 🙂
I love kale and cook with it but have never had the chips. Everyone says that they are great.
You’ll have to try them one day Karen, they’re awesome!
I think True Lies is one of those movies you can watch over and over and over again. It’s so funny and Jamie Lee Curtis is brilliant. I’ve never made kale chips but I must give it a try – I keep hearing how good they are and yes, so much better than that dreadful chemical popcorn xx
I LOVE True Lies Charlie, I’ve watched it so many times my husband shhh’s me as I’ve memorised the script and get carried away!
These really do taste like potato chips! It was hard convincing the children to try them, but I think they are tasty and adorable, still maintaining the goodness of kale. Lovely photographs!
It was easy to get my daughter to eat it – I just told her the potatoes were green!
I’ve bought store-bought packages and not been a fan. I bet yours are a thousand times better.. I’ll have to give this a try! xx
A thousand and one times better Smidge, give them a try!!! 🙂
Sounds delightfully tasty, Lisa! I’ve not tasted Kale before… fresh or in chips!
You’ll have to Lizzy, they’re so good! Kale is so readily available everywhere now there’s no excuse 😉
It is so funny that a leaf goes crisp like chips… my mum grows kale and she didnt believe you could cook it in the oven until I showed her how. Great photo’s so please it was a hit with the little one 🙂
Sometimes I think to myself, who thought to put leafy greens in the oven and see how it turns out?! lol
Now here’s a anack we can all pig out on! These are a marvelous snack Lisa 🙂
chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
yep! Guilt free snacking 🙂
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