Sunday, March 11, 2012

Jenn's Spicy Kale Chips

I hate it when you want chips and someone tells you, "you just want something crunchy, eat some carrots" Uh, no, actually...I want chips. But thanks. So that being said, I apparently missed the kale chip bandwagon. BUT! When I saw Jenn from Peas & Crayons makes these spicy kale chips a couple weeks ago I knew I needed to try it out. 

I picked up some awesome looking kale at the farmers market last week.

And then it took me a few days to get motivated to make them... sometimes I'm so lazy.

Here are Jenn's directions ( I just crossed through the things I changed and wrote what I did in red:

first, preheat your oven to 300F 350F
grab a chunk of kale the size of your face + rinse to clean + dry thoroughly
tear pieces of kale off their stem/ribs into the size of potato chips
lay, spaced, on a wire cooling rack and place atop a foil lined cookie sheet
[if you're making a boatload of kale, make two sheets/batch's so they cook evenly! <3]
spritz with a natural cooking spray  or brush on olive oil
sprinkle with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper
bake on the center rack for approx. 18-20 12-13 minutes until edges are crispy
serve with extra honey mustard for dipping I really felt no need for a dipping sauce.

They were REALLY good!!! And super crunchy and spicy! The only advice I would give you is only make as much as you are going to eat because the next day they were not crunchy anymore. 

Think I'm going to try my hand at some other veggie type chips soon. :)


  1. Guess I'll have to try this again. Hopefully, they won't be soggy, this time.

    1. You just can't use too much oil. I brushed it on bc I didn't have a spray bottle but I imagine that would work pretty well.

  2. Can you believe I still haven't tried kale?! Every single time I am grocery shopping I look at it, and then don't buy it! I love the sound of this recipe...maybe it is just the motivation I need :)

    1. That's exactly how it was for me then I saw this recipe and it just gave me that extra push I needed. And it def helped to find that beautiful kale at the farmers market.

  3. YUM! I love all of your idea, so different and look so good! :)