Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Spicy Baked Kale Chips










My garden was very productive this season. Kale was huge so I decided to make chips. I made them a few years ago and used package kale but this year I had my own to pick and bake.

The creole seasoning was from a can. You can make up your own favorite creole seasoning  or use the Tony Charcheres Creole Copycat Seasoning.

Ingredients:

5 large curly Green kale leaves torn into bite size pieces ( tough stems removed )

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons or more to taste of creole seasoning

Directions:


  Was and dry kale-- Please don't think I'm crazy but the best way to dry curly kale is with a hair dryer. Yeah, sounds nuts but it works. Dry the kale for a few minutes.

Preheat over to 300 degrees

Place the kale in a large bowl and add the olive oil. Mix well with hands to make sure all the leaves are coated. 

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the leaves making sure they don't overlap. 

Sprinkle with seasoning.

Bake in preheated 300 degree oven for 12- 14 minutes.



15 comments:

  1. Wow Linda, your kale did REALLY well huh? Glad you've found some cool ways to use it too...don't wanna let anything you grow to waste-how well I know that! It's why I have containers of Zucchini Parmesan, Tex Mex Squash Casserole and zucchini breads and muffins in the freezer-can't let any of that summer bounty go bad after putting in the time and effort to grow it all.

    What a great idea using the hair dryer to dry kale! I'm gonna try that on other stuff too.

    We're ALMOST to the point of giving kale a try.....I'm more willing than Bob is...he's not a big greens lover at all. Hopefully I can give him a few more nudges and we'll give it a shot.

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    1. Now that I looked up all the different kinds of kale I'll be planting a lot more next season for sure.

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  2. Same here Carol, I want to try it too. I need to incorporate more vegetables into hubby's diet as well. Your Kale is beautiful and grew so big! No, not crazy, I call that a smart and innovative way to dry the kale. :)

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    1. Easy Cyndy- just easy way to dry it

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  3. This is such a simple recipe. I don't eat Kale, but I should try it. Going to send this one to my daughter. She buys Kale Chips, and with this being so easy, maybe she could try making her own. I agree with Carol, it is a GREAT idea to use a hair dryer to dry Kale. I wonder if it would work on other leafy veggies also. Thanks for another great healthy recipe.

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    1. So much cheaper to make them and they are so easy to do

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  4. This sounds like something I would like to try..

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  5. I love the idea of using creole seasoning on these. Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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  6. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and get a chance to be featured!

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    1. Marilyn- regarding Thursday. What do I do?

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  7. I have seen these, but have yet to try them. They sound good though! Thanks for sharing! #SmallVictories

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  8. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  9. Okay Linda. I keep hearing about these, so I am going to try them! I love Kale, so it shouldn't be a hardship! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou last week. Will you join us again? Mimi xxx

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