Friday, January 4, 2013

Kale Chips

 Making Kale chips is easy and yummy!  It doesn't take long at all in your dehydrator to have a yummy snack.  Just follow these quick steps.

  1. Rinse your kale.  I am using Red russian kale here as it is my favorite.  If you are harvesting Kale from your garden in the fall my advise is to turn the leaves over and make sure there are no insect eggs on the undersides of the leaf.

2. Cut the stems from the leaves.  Cut the leaves into 2x 2 pieces.  They really don't shrink to much, so think "chip" size.
3. In a large bowl mix our desired seasoning mixture.  See seasoning ideas at bottom of page.
4. Add the chips to the bowl and toss to cover with your seasoning.

5. Place the chips in your dehydrator on screens so that they don't touch.  If they touch to much they stick as they dry.

6. Close up your dehydrator and turn to 115 for 3-5 hours-- until crisp.  You may wish to turn the chips midway to make sure they are drying appropriately.

7.  Place the chips in a bag and enjoy at your leisure!

Seasoning Ideas:

  • 2 Tbs Soy sauce or tamari, 1tbsp agave
  • 1 tbs soy sauce or tamari, 1 tbs tahini
  • sprinkle with salt and pepper once laid out on screens NOT TOO MUCH!
  • In blender combine: 2 tbs onion, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 garlic clove, 1/8 cup water
  • 1tsp curry, 1 tsp almond butter, pinch of salt
  • In blender combine: 1/8 cp water, 1 clove garlic, 1/8 tsp cayenne, 1 tbs honey pinch of salt
Get creative!  I love cumin.  You can use BBQ sauce and water for BBQ Kale chips.  The possibilities are endless!

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