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Kale chips

Monday, July 15, 2013

The mad doctor Dragon-Chick is off on another of her insane experiments! Muhahaha!

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My sister told me she made some kale chips. "I made kale chips with coconut oil and sea salt, baked for about 20 minutes at 300. Awesome!" she said. So I thought I'd try.

Being lazy to the bone, I bought a bag prewashed kale and ran half of it through the salad spinner. Then I dumped it in a bowl, drizzled some coconut oil, and ground some sea salt on to it. No; I didn't measure. It's against my personal philosophy. Then I massaged the whole mess together and put it on a cookie sheet to bake for the allotted 20 minutes at 300ºF.

Timer went off and I pulled out the pan, dumped the mess onto a paper plate and blotted with paper towels. A lot.

Since the mad doctor didn't have anyone to experiment on aside from the cat - and she wasn't interested - I tasted the concoction. ***drumroll***

Not bad. Ok, bad. Way too salty. And greasy. (blot, blot) tasted some more. It could be doable if I ease up on the oil and salt. Taste is not bad.

Fast forward a few hours. Yug. I can still taste coconut oil! Ok, clearly I used WAY too much, or we just don't get along. I have the other half of the bag. I might reserve some to put in a smoothly if I'm feeling particularly out of my mind. And maybe tomorrow I might try baking the other half. Maybe.

By the way, my personal philosophy appears to be never to do anything sane or reasonable. Don't ask.

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PS: The inset image is how much coconut oil my sister used.
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    You can also make them without any oil. I use a dehydrator if I'm making a lot or one of those microwave chip makers for just a little.
    1611 days ago
    It would comfort me more if I lived there and had that really good excuse to aviod eating it! *blech*
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    1611 days ago
    Maybe it comforts you to know that here in Holland, kale can NOT be bought. Only in winter.

    I could of course try baking some coconut oil with salt!!! emoticon emoticon
    1611 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    well I don't even use oil I use a little vinegar, oh yea I think I used some fat free butter on the pan so they wont stick...kale chips are crispy like potato chips.

    When you put kale chips on the pan you think your going to have lots and then after you bake them they shrink to half the amount.
    1611 days ago
    Did I say no way would I give them house room?
    I can still taste the coconut oil!!
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    1611 days ago
    I remember telling you about kale chips months ago. Should I tell you what you said???

    From your picture I'd say make sure you take all the stems off...

    I cook them for 6 or 7 minutes at 450 - makes them crispier, and I just lightly spray them with olive oil flavored pam. No oil...
    1611 days ago
    I have made them but with olive oil. They turned out great!
    1611 days ago
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