Crispy Baked Kale Chips

Now I know what the fuss is all about.  I think everyone knew about kale chips except for me.  Several months ago I saw an episode of Down Home with the Neely's on Food Network.  When I finally got around to making these and tasting my first kale chip, I was hooked!  I've made them using Emeril's Bayou Blast, garam masala, and just plain plain salt.  However, I think my favorite version is closest to the Neely's version (at least right now).  That's what I love about this snack. There are endless possibilities.

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Crispy Baked Kale Chips
1 bunch of kale (although when I'm in the mood for kale chips I usually buy a few bunches)
1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
3/4 teaspoon of brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt

1) Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Wash the kale thoroughly, and gently pat dry with paper towel.

2) Cut (or rip) the leaves away from the stem and create chip size pieces.

3) Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment, and drizzle with olive oil.

4) Hand toss the leaves to distribute the olive oil.

5) Sprinkle with brown sugar and salt.

6) Bake for 35 minutes or until crispy but not browned.

Helpful links:

Kale Chips Courtesy of the Neely's
Kale Chips by Food Network's Melissa D'Arabian
Kale Chips by Smitten Kitchen
Kale Chips by Kalyn's Kitchen
Kale Chips by Steamy Kitchen


  1. WHAT!? Kale Chips? Kale, like chopped up, seasoned made like a potato chip? Outrageous... so, they're good? Michele... you're just setting me up for something terrible right?

  2. I'm thinking these will be on tonight's dinner menu!

  3. I just tasted my first kale chip and I think I'm going to like this idea. Here is the site I first saw them on:
    One of my thoughts on the flavoring would be to
    use the dry ranch dressing mix. Good one Michele. m


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