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Recipe – Kale Chips

Hello from my sick bed aka the sofa. I have succumbed to my first cold of the winter so have brought my duvet and pillows downstairs, downloaded a series of Grey’s Anatomy and am riding it out in comfort!

I didn’t think I would have a chance to blog this week as the first week of term is always a bit manic as I find jobs I should have done over the holidays and generally try and get used to work again.

For today’s recipe, I had a go at making some kale chips…doesn’t every health kick start with some kale?! In an effort to eat more fruit and veg, I had a little look online for some recipes and realised I had never tried these. I know I’m a bit late to the game but I have a slight bone to pick with the name ‘kale chips’. To me, ‘chips’ evokes something warming, comforting and carb-loaded…these snacks are definitely not that! Maybe I should rename them kale crisps?!

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Anyway, they were really easy to make, are packed full of goodness and don’t make you feel as guilty as you do when you devour an entire share-pack of crisps! They remind me of crispy seaweed that you get from a Chinese restaurant and really did hit the spot when I was feeling peckish.

Ingredients

A pack of kale (I bought mine pre-chopped)

A drizzle of olive oil

A pinch of salt

A pinch of caster sugar

How to make it

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  • Preheat your oven to 220°C, Gas Mark 7 and line a baking tray with some greaseproof paper
  • In a large bowl, grab a handful of kale leaves and drizzle over some olive oil so they are very lightly coated
  • Add the salt and sugar and give it a toss
  • Arrange your leaves in a single layer on the baking tray

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  • Bake for around 5 minutes until crispy (the amount of time will depend on your oven)

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  • Repeat until the whole bag of kale has been transformed into ‘chips’ and enjoy

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About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

3 responses »

  1. Oh WOW! Your kale chips look absolutely GLORIOUS. Really loving the addition of a little sugar. I absolutely agree with you on the health kick routine – you can’t go wrong starting with some good ol’ kale! I hope it helped with your recovery! 🙂

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