Please tell me you’ll try them. Appearances can be deceiving, trust me. While they might not have the immediate appeal that a bowl of salt and vinegar potato chips might, what they’re missing in eye candy is well made up for by flavor and crunch. Truth is, I am a sucker for salt and vinegar potato chips. The day that I discovered them was the beginning of the end. I have absolutely no will power at all when it comes to their crispy, salty, vinegary bite. And if you put a bag of them in front of my nose, I’d have to work really hard not to eat them.
But now, good friends, I have an alternative. Let me introduce you to Kale Chips. Salt & Vinegar Roasted Kale Chips. Like their cousin, the oh so plain Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips (I’m so fickle, aren’t I?), they are crispy, salty, and vinegary. And should you want another flavor, the cool thing about them is that they are completely adaptable and can be made one hundred ways till Sunday.
For awhile now, I’ve noticed Kale Chips popping up on lots of different blogs. But initially, I just couldn’t wrap my brain around the idea. I mean, come on. Kale Chips??? Well, guess what? They’ve already become a staple in my repertoire of appetizers. Not to mention daily gotta-have-something-to-nosh on snacks. I can’t shove ‘em in fast enough.
I’ve now made Kale Chips a variety of ways, but my most favorite Kale Chip recipe is from Carol over at Simplyâ€¦gluten free. I’ve long admired Carol for her beautiful food pictures. And her winning recipes always look delicious. And when she announced that she got a book publishing deal, I clicked my heals in joy for her. If anyone deserves it, Carol does. Take a look at her Gluten Free Vegan German Chocolate Cupcakes!!! She is my hero.
Keep in mind, should you decide to give these Kale Chips a whirl, that every oven is different. Carol’s recipe says to bake them 20 minutes or until crisp. My Kale Chips took 30 minutes. But I think this was partly because I didn’t spread them out enough on the pan. Next time, I’ll be more careful about that. But none-the-less, they are really a must-try.
What’s that? You can’t imagine eating roasted Kale Chips? Take a page out of my book and give them a try. I have a funny feeling you’ll be glad you did.
This post is linked to Book of Yum’s Adopt a gluten-free Blogger: September 2010 Edition.