How to Make Kale Chips

Kale is very easy to grow and will produce for much of the growing season. It can take some frost and therefore winter over nicely as long as temperatures are not too extreme. In colder climates the assistance of cold frames, row covers or unheated hoop houses can offer the needed protection and avoid freeze kill. Kale doesn’t like the heat and turns bitter or succumbs. Being a prolific producer, I am always searching for new ways to prepare and serve kale and one of the most fun ways is to make kale chips. Kale chips are easy to make let’s take a look.

How to Make Kale Chips

As you can see kale chips are very easy to make and fun too! There are a few different varieties including curly, Lacinato or dinosaur (used in video), and Red Russian all of which will make crunchy chips. Add toppings like Chipolte chile powder, garlic salt or Parmesan cheese! Get creative with your kale chips and let us know how you like to make them!

 

Silicone Baking Mat is Perfect for Making Kale Chips

Silicone baking mats are very useful for cooking just about anything on a sheet pan. They make cleanup exceptionally easy too! Olive oil baked on to a cookie sheet after making kale chips can be very hard to clean afterwards. However, it wipes right off the silicone baking mat with soapy water. Try them you’ll love them!

You can hear the crunch on the kale and saw how easy they are to make. Consider growing some kale in your garden as it is very easy to grow and will even be happy in containers. If you live in a climate with colder winters it may need some protection but there is a good chance you can keep it through the winter when planted in the fall.

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