Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs
I got this recipe from welikeitraw.com, here's the link http://www.welikeitraw.com/rawfood/2008/09/kale-crisps.html. I've made some extremely minor adjustments based on how I make it. It is super easy, and I make it about once a week. Great replacement for potato chips, and kids love them!
- Wash and dry your kale. If you prefer, you can cut out the large central stem (these can get kind of "sticklike" when dry) I usually do this with the regular kale, with Dino Kale I might leave it inches For kids, I destem. Try to keep the pieces no larger than 2".
- Mix together the sea salt, lemon juice and olive oil.
- Put your kale in a large mixing bowl, then pour the salt, lemon and oil mix over it and massage the kale for several minutes (until it feels like the kale is coated pretty evenly).
- Drizzle the honey over it and massage for several more minutes until it feels like the kale is coated with honey.
- Place the kale carefully in the dehydrator (if its bunched up, try and get it to lay flat) and set it at 115 degrees for 8 hours. If you make this the night before it works out really well as they are done when you wake up.
- If you don't have a dehydrator, or you are in a hurry, you can also make these in the oven, though they won't be "raw" anymore- I set my oven at the lowest setting (in my case 190 degrees) and put the kale on two cookie sheets, and then check them and turn them every 20 minutes until done. In my case it takes somewhere around an hour. However I prefer them in the dehydrator :).
Oh dear, I fear these munchies can be addicting! I don't recall ever knowingly eating kale before. A few weeks ago I purchased several good size starter kale plants and added them to my garden. They grew very quickly & today was my first kale harvesting day. I found the dehydrator stored in the closet, cleaned it up, trimmed the kale and followed the recipe as written. Next time I will cut back a little on the salt but that is just personal preference. The kale chips are a perfect crunchy, salty, sweet taste. I hope the market has more kale plants this week! Thanks for sharing a delicious recipe.