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Spicy Smoky Kale Chips
Posted By Todd & Diane On March 2, 2011 @ 10:34 pm In Appetizers,Food,Gluten Free,Recipes,Salads,Sriracha | Hot Sauces,Vegetables,Vegetarian Recipes | 49 Comments
Baked Kale Chips are always one of our forgotten favorites. When we plow through a big bowl of kale chips, we’re always reminding ourselves to make them again soon. But for some reason, this recipe gets buried under our pile of “must make again” list and regrettably, forgotten. That is, until someone makes them for us and our brains get re-freshed with these healthier “green” chips.
Indeed, it had been a few months since we crunched on a platter of kale chips. It wasn’t until we filmed Michelle for her Whole Family Cookbook promo, that we were reminded of these wonderful crispy greens.
A cooking scene we filmed for Michelle in her new cookbook trailer was a recipe for her baked kale chips. We followed her around in her beautiful garden, picking and preparing the chips for her family. Of course, we were happily reminded of how we love kale when we snuck a few to munch on during the shoot.
The aroma of baked kale is certainly unique and rather pungent. Kale greens are a part of the cruciferous family and although they release a rather sulfer-like aroma, the smell is easily forgotten when you bite in to their feathery light chips.
To make these this baked kale a little more exciting, we added some chile flakes for a fun and spicy-kick. After they were baked, you can also add a touch of paprika or cayenne pepper on top for the smoky bonus flavor. Either way, these spicy smoky kale chips are fabulously addicting. They’re so light, crunchy and absorb the flavors of a good sea salt perfectly.
If you’re ever got a hankering for potato chips, try making a big batch of crispy kale. Kale is obviously lighter and less caloric than fried potatoes, and they’re also greener, which means many more vitamins to add to your daily intake. You’ll be feeling less guilty if you ate a bag of kale chips than heavy potato chips.
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Recipe adapted from Whats Cooking With Kids
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