Sunday, 23 February 2014

Kale Crisps

Last week, on my daily lunch time sandwich pick up in Pret, I came across Kale Crisps. In an attempt to be slightly healthy and not get the usual bag of crisps, I grabbed a bag of the kale. I know some of you reading this are probably like gross and you are right they were horrendous. WARNING- do not buy the Pret a Manger Kale Crisps, blugh.

It did however get me thinking, Kale is everywhere, it is the healthy ingredient of choice at the moment. You can't not look on Twitter or Instagram without seeing a post about the leafy green. So on the tube home from work last week, my mind went into over drive and I decided to make a batch of the healthy snack. 

Kale is super healthy, it is packed full of nutrients and FACT ALERT has 17 times more vitamin c than a carrot! No wonder everyone is banging on about it so much, it is just so damn good for you. 

It is so easy, healthy and cheap to make these crisps that I wonder why it has taken me so long to make them before. Annyyy way all you need is:

A bag of curly kale (75p in Waitrose!!!!)
4 Tsp rapeseed or olive oil
Sprinkle of Maldon salt
Chilli flakes (not essential)

Put half your chopped kale in a bowl and drizzle over 2 tsp of the oil. Using your hands, toss the leaves in the oil until well coated. 

Sprinkle with Maldon and the chilli flakes and bake in a hot over (about 180c) for 20 mins. 

Keep an eye on them, as they can crisp up when you aren't watching. You don't want burnt kale now do you. 

When they look like this take them out and leave to cool. Repeat with the other half of the bag of kale. 

Once cooled pop in a bowl and enjoy. 

These would be fab with a yummy glass of wine and shared amongst friends. Or you could like me, eat half straight away and then put the other half in a zip lock bag for work the next day. 

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. 


1 comment:

  1. they look a bit burned. I liked the crisps from Pret. I think they do taste better dehydrated. I never managed to do them myself in the oven though, I have burned them each time.


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