How to make kale crisps (without being a pretentious twat.)

I’ve never been a massive fan of kale – and particularly the clean-eating wank that surrounds it.  Honestly, I’ve never been tempted to make a smoothie out of a brassica (although I did once make one out of a placenta, but that’s another story and I wouldn’t really recommend that either.)

Anyway, this I year I decided to grow some kale, just so I could be really sure I didn’t like it. I looked up a few pretentious recipes and decided to give them a miss – Kale and kohlrabi kimchi anyone? Thought not.  But then I found a recipe for kale crisps. Anything with the word crisps in the title has got to be worth a shot. So here you go:

Recipe for kale crisps

Get some kale and rip it into smallish strips, chucking away the stalky, veiny bits.    20160927_181722

Toss the kale strips in oil and salt.

Cook in the oven at 200 degrees for five minutes.

Take out and allow to cool.

That’s it and they’re actually pretty good. (Not quite as tasty as cheese balls or bacon frazzles, but then what were you expecting?)  You could always add some wanky flavours like smoked chipotle, or Sicilian lemon and organic cumin, if you’re a real foodie – or just a twat.  If not, oil and salt works pretty well and tastes a bit like the stuff they pretend is ‘seaweed’ in the local Chinese.  Even the kids ate some. Until I discovered this:

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About Becky Dickinson

Mum of three. Writer, blogger, grower. Trying to keep my head above the compost heap.

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  1. This is very funny. I had never heard of Kale before my husband got an allotment last year. I actually do enjoy the taste but was wondering what else to do with it.
    Will try your recipe, well, minus the worm!

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