Kale Chips

Amoung the farmhousians, random recipes come up. Generally, my experience with green stuff, cooked green stuff has been blech. No offense, but I’ve never been a fan of vinegar soaked greens. And kale just sounded to green to me: like Kermit said it’s not easy eating green. Or was it being green? Anyway, one of my housemates introduced me to a new way of eating Kale. It’s simple. and it’s strangely delicious and addicting. And rumor has it she even enjoyed eating it as a child.

So this newfangled crunchy melt in your mouth (impossible combo right?) baked and believe it healthy way of eating kale….wait where was I going? Simply its good. Its kinda addicting. Like popcorn is addicting. And best of all its simple to make.


  • fresh kale, rinsed and patted dry
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper (to taste?)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Tear kale into relatively medium small pieces. No smaller than potato chips and no bigger than your palm.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over kale and toss to coat. Add more if needed, though you’ll need less than you think.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, toss to coat.
  5. Spread over a cookie sheet in a single layer.
  6. Bake about 3-5 minutes. Keep and eye on it. You hardly want it to brown if at all. Check it and the Kale should be a bit stiff and crumble if crushed.
  7. Enjoy!

The directions make it sound complicated, but its very quick and easy. A great snack, and a good source of iron? I think.. Iron. . . leafy greens. . .  right?


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