Crispy Kale

17 Jan

Yes, you heard that right! Kale can be made into awesome crisps and if you have not tried them so far, you should right away and I swear, you will be addicted to it. I didn’t know that crispy Kale was all the rage, till K told me about it, after having tried it in his cafeteria. I tried it too and loved it.

In my head, I went – “Well, it is crispy which means in all probability it is fried and anything that is fried tastes good” and right then, as if he was reading my thoughts, K interjected with a “You know, they are actually baked” quip. I had not the least clue as to how to make this but figured as always, Google will be my partner in crime. When I read the many links and the recipes, to say that I was surprised will be an under-statement. I never imagined that this will be so simple to make. Believe me, it takes all of 10 mins from start to finish and that includes about 7 mins of baking time. Go figure!

Few handfuls of clean & dry Kale leaves
2 Tbsp of EVOO

Set the temperature in the oven to 350 F.
Toss the Kale leaves with EVOO (just make sure that leaves are fairly well-coated in oil. You can use more or less based how big or small your hands are 🙂 ).
Spread it on a baking tray and bake for about 5-7 mins till the leaves look crispy but have’t started to brown (they should remain bright green).

I didn’t season this with anything and we loved it as is. You can season it with salt and/or red chilli flakes, if you prefer. You can also add minced garlic to the Kale while baking. I am sure it will taste equally delicious, however you chose to flavor it.

A healthy dish that can’t get easier to make and tastier than this. Enjoy!


Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Cooking, Italian


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4 responses to “Crispy Kale

  1. shy

    January 18, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    what?..adding kale to this week’s grocery list

    • A-kay

      January 18, 2012 at 9:12 AM

      I know 🙂 kale is super healthy and this dish is super delicious – can’t get better than that.

  2. UL

    January 23, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Mm yum, i love kale…and i put everything in the oven – instead of fry….so this i can do. thank you….

    • A-kay

      January 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM

      Yes, this you can definitely do. As I was typing this recipe, I was thinking that finally I am posting something that UL can/will try for sure. So, yes please try this and let me know how it turns out.


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