It seems like everyone and their mother’s cousin’s son’s friend’s sister has heard of kale chips and if you haven’t heard of them then, well, maybe you should spend more time talking to your sister’s friend’s mom’s cousin’s mom. Or something.

Anyway, I needed some kind of salty crispy snack for dieting and kale chips certainly fit the bill. I found a recipe online and then followed it exactly.


They’re not supposed to be brown.

Yeah, apparently every oven cooks these differently and you have to watch them carefully before they turn The Color of Poop. 🙁

10 thoughts on “Kale FAIL”

  1. You know.. while I was in SF, there was this place called Marlowe’s that was supposedly known for their Brussel Sprouts Chips. It was okay but it was interesting with its slight crispy texture and salty bittersweet flavor. Maybe that’s something to try? The brussel sprout leaves might be easier to mess with.

  2. Even though you said you wanted a salty crispy snack, if you ever want something else to do with kale, you can “marinate” it with lemon juice, a bit of olive oil, granulated garlic (or garlic powder though you can also use fresh minced garlic), salt and pepper. Chile flakes and parmesan cheese are optional. Just mix in a little bit of it all, toss and taste to your preference. It’ll wilt down a bit, but it’s a really tasty way to prepare kale. And easier to mind than kale chips ^_^

  3. OMG! My friends and I are ADDICTED to kale chips!! Brown is not bad.. tastes almost the same.. Try cutting down the cook time (300 degrees for 10-10 mins) and then leave the chips in the cooling oven… Same great crisp not so brown color. OR since it’s really in season now (in So CA, at least) try other colors of kale. There was a Russian Red that I just got that cooks purple so it’s still pretty 🙂

  4. I actually have a bunch of that exact purple kale! I’ll have to use some of the bigger leaves when I make chips next. 🙂

    What is a cooling oven?

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