{recipe} Feel Superior with Chips Made from Kale

I made some kale chips this weekend, and I was reminded how much I like kale in chip format. I think it’s mostly because the whole time I’m eating them, I feel so superior for eating KALE instead of “real” chips. It makes me feel very grown up and mature.

Although I had a vague recollection of photographing and writing about why kale chips are good and how to make them, I realized I had never shared the recipe here–as I had codified the process over on Rookie Moms instead.

Since I like science and research, allow me to share data from an unofficial poll of three generations of family members:

  • 1 out of 2 grandparents enjoys kale chips, as long as that 1 is on the Atkins Diet and therefore can’t eat regular chips
  • 1 out of 3 parents of small children enjoys kale chips, although that would most likely jump to 2 out of 3 if one hadn’t been taking a nap when all the kale chips got eaten
  • 2 out of 2 childless San Francisco yuppies enjoy kale chips (obviously)
  • 1 out of 3 children under 13 enjoys kale chips
  • 1 out of 3 dogs enjoys kale chips

So I guess you can’t please all the people/dogs all the time. But getting even one person in the family to eat kale chips and like them enough to ask for the recipe is a big success in my book.

You can find my recipe on Rookie Moms, although lately I like to add a splash of red wine vinegar with the oil. If they’re for adults only, you can add a dash of cayenne, too.

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1 Dana { 05.17.11 at 12:23 pm }

They’re so good, but I always feel weird calling them chips.

I’ve packed them in work lunches or school lunches before, but they always seem to crush into kale chip dust. Do you have any advice for transporting kale chips?
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2 Karen { 05.17.11 at 1:51 pm }

Dana, I mentioned that in the Rookie Moms post- they are pretty tough to transport, but I’ve had some success with lightly stacking them in a tupperware container with layers of paper towels in between.

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