like to think am really pretty good at sharing. Except when it comes to these:
Who knew that dehydrated
leaves greens could be so good!
I will admit it, I officially have a mild case of addiction… to kale chips and it is starting to become a bit of a problem.
I hoard them, eat
all of them when no one is watching and and then quickly clean up any obvious crumbs… I honestly don’t know what it is about them (okay maybe I do), but I just can’t seem to get enough (or I can’t make enough)! I keep telling myself to save some for other family members… It doesn’t work. every. single. one. gets. eaten. every. time. I am a bit ashamed… I thought I had more self-control!
I like them in any size and flavor… in fact some of my favorites are sweet, fruity sauces! Like curry mango, or apple cinnamon!
I have a little store to tell… One day, as I was happily munching my way through a pile of freshly made zesty, tomato kale chips, I came across a soft squishy amongst my crunchies…
So what did I do? Scream in disgust and toss the
clearly tainted kale chips? Nope… I calmly munched on. (being careful of course for any other “squishies”).
Now I know what you might be thinking… of course I wash my kale before I make kale chips, but my point is…
I. really. like. kale. chips.
I am fully prepared for my skin to turn a slight green tinge… as long as I can still have my kale chips, I don’t care! My skin turned slightly orange when I went through a period of eating lots of papaya… you really are what you eat!
Oookay… On to other things…
Instead of dehydrating my
kale whatever I am dehydrating for 10 hours at 115. I put them in for about 3-4 hours at 155. It is just a hassle to have to think that far in advance and I don’t really care if they aren’t technically “raw.”
You can make kale chips in the oven (and trust me… I have), but they just don’t compare. They usually taste faintly charred. They are just so much better in a dehydrator! If you don’t have one, you can of course make them in an oven, but honestly… you don’t have to get an expensive dehydrator… a cheap one will do and there are all kinds of fun things you can make!
They are so easy to… Just poor a thick sauce on, whatever you like. sweet or savory… they both taste good!
“massage” the kale until the sauce in evenly distributed and spread out onto a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate!
Who else is addicted to kale chips?