Here’s the deal: I’m not going to lie and be all like “These kale chips taste JUST like potato chips.”
Because that would be a bold faced lie and I know you’re not dumb. The only similarity is that they have salt on them and are vegetables. (This is a pet peeve, by the way. I also can’t stand when people get upset because a veggie burger doesn’t taste like a hamburger. Well, duh.)
My point is, you have to enjoy what you are eating for what it is – and these kale chips are pretty wonderful if you’ve got a salty snack itch you need to scratch. I just love the sesame oil and seeds – they definitely give a litle extra oomph of yumminess.
If you’ve never tried kale, kale chips are a great introduction – the gateway to kale.
Plus, kale is a nutritional powerhouse – loaded with vitamins A, B6 and C. I mean, check out these stats:
Vitamin A2 -258% of recommended daily intake.
Vitamin C – 168% of recommended daily intake.
Seriously good – and this is for only ONE serving.
One small issue. And it really isn’t an issue. Kale chips don’t store that well – they tend to get a little soggy after a few hours – so make sure you share these and eat them all up quickly. It shouldn’t be a problem – you may well eat them all by yourself in one sitting.
A suggestion? Whip up a batch of kale chips and have some friends over for an impromptu cocktail hour. Or have a bowl full waiting for the kids when they get home from school (the kale chips, not the cocktails!).
Also, don’t be afraid to tinker with the recipe – use all olive oil and sub a little parmesan cheese for the sesame seeds. Add a little chili flake for spice.
Now go, dig that kale out of your crisper and make some chips. Not potato chips – KALE CHIPS!!