We love homemade kale chips in the dehydrator, so about twice a year we treat ourselves to a huge batch... but Sassy inhales most of them by herself!
Our tastes are simple. We prefer either plain kale chips - with absolutely nothing on them. Or just with a tiny amount of olive oil and a bit of nutritional yeast. The flavor of kale itself is so beautiful, no need to cover it up with strong flavors.
I dehydrate at 105 degrees for about 12 hours and they are done to perfection, exact times will vary based on the humidity and temperature the day we do it.
When I was in the USA this past summer, I had kale 2 times most days - in my smoothies, in my salads, and as chips... missing it now!
Funny, because when I first heard of people eating and drinking kale, my reaction was 'but it is sooooo bitter!' Because in HK, we have a vegetable we call kale in English, but in Chinese is 芥兰 (芥蘭) pronounced jièlán (mandarin) or gaai3 laan4 (cantonese) A bit bitter, but super tasty when lightly fried with garlic!
I enjoyed this New York Times article, and promptly sent it to all my friends in Paris suggesting this woman becomes their new BFF: Trendy Green Mystifies France. It's a Job for the Kale Crusader!
Related post - how to make Frozen Kale Muffins for your morning green smoothie
Where to get Curly Kale in Hong Kong:
Green Queen's Guide to Kale in Hong Kong
Green Vitamin (It's organic, grown in HK and they have kale chips too!)
Just Green with locations around HK
Spice Box Organics in Sai Ying Pun
Great Supermarket in Pacific Place
Corner Block on Stanley Street in Central
Culture Organic Foods online shop
Eat Fresh has kale sometimes