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Kale Chips--a.k.a Seriously Addictive Snack!

What you need: 

1-2 big bunches kale, leaves chopped to chip sized pieces
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon oil
coarse salt, to taste
1-2 tablespoons favorite seasoning blend (we love hot and spicy Spike)

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Spread kale onto baking sheet. Pour the apple cider vinegar, oil and seasoning onto kale. Mix to coat all pieces.
3. Bake for 10 minutes or until crispy. Serve immediately!

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Servings: 
3-4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

:'(  I wanted to like these.  I still have a bad taste in my mouth from many school lunches (looong ago) that included nasty overcooked kale as the vegetable.  I thought, well, maybe this is my chance to get over my kale aversion.  Nope.  I even made two batches because the first was too salty.  The second turned out better but I just couldn't get past the bitter kale taste.  Darn--I know it's really good for you.

Is there another green out there that might be sweeter to try?  I liked the cooking method and mine did turn out crunchy for the most part.

On the other hand, my 5 year old chomped away on these after my hubby told him it was seaweed.  That was a shock--and worth the price of a wasted bag of kale. Hubby, who likes kale, said it wasn't bad, but don't make them again.

Now I have a half bag of kale in the frig.  I'm spreading it on the lawn for our local visiting bunny.

Apologies to the chef!
KKA

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Maybe Kale is thicker than Swiss chard, as some suggested using, which I had handy and my oven was hot already from roasting beets so I jumped on it, but something definitely didn't go well as what little I could get unstuck was more friable (crumbly) than crunchy.  Then simply tasted like charred greens.  This is clearly a recipe you need to work with, I guess, to get it to your liking.

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I have to ask, what are the yummy looking breaded thingies in your picture? The whole meal looks absolutely delicious! :)

Thanks, ab! Those are chile lime cornmeal-crusted tofu triangles from V-Con! Pretty darn simple, and very tasty.

Ooohh! Thanks! I just happen to have that cookbook! :)

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I have to ask, what are the yummy looking breaded thingies in your picture? The whole meal looks absolutely delicious! :)

Thanks, ab! Those are chile lime cornmeal-crusted tofu triangles from V-Con! Pretty darn simple, and very tasty.

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I made these for the nth time (4th? 5th?), and they finally came out well! I used the kale shortly after buying it, washed it well, let it dry a bit, tried to cut it uniformly, didn't use too much liquid, didn't add too much salt, added some spike, and was patient about baking them for like..20-30 minutes. I still had a few that weren't crisped, but the majority were. Finally!

I have to ask, what are the yummy looking breaded thingies in your picture? The whole meal looks absolutely delicious! :)

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I made these for the nth time (4th? 5th?), and they finally came out well! I used the kale shortly after buying it, washed it well, let it dry a bit, tried to cut it uniformly, didn't use too much liquid, didn't add too much salt, added some spike, and was patient about baking them for like..20-30 minutes. I still had a few that weren't crisped, but the majority were. Finally!

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Forgot to mention that I really liked how light & flaky these came out  :smileside: so I tried the recipe w/ spinach & sadly, I think I cooked it a little too long, so I'll try again.  I'm hoping to find something green & leafy that I'll like when cooked this way.  Any suggestions?

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I've had this in my Recipe Box since I joined VegWeb, it seems like such a good healthy idea.  I finally bought some kale & tried it tonight.  It turns out that I don't think that I like kale at all.  The first bite is good but the aftertaste is just too bitter for me. 

I omitted the apple cider vinegar, as I hate the smell & the taste of it.  I can't help but wonder how much that affected the outcome of the bitter taste.  Could someone tell me - does the cider vinegar cut the bitterness of the kale at all?

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OMG. I made this recipe a little hesitantly, but it turned out AMAZINGLY. I made a small batch initially, ate them all, and was left craving more. They are NOT filling, but are great if you are craving something salty or want a little before-dinner snack.

This is amazing. I'm going to make them again for dinner tonight as a side to a vegan-grilled-cheese sandwich with some roasted beets Mmm-mmm!

Way to go! Thanks *so* much for posting. I think this is my new favorite snack!  ;)b

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these are my new most favorite thing ever... seriously

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