Recipe Collection: Kale Chips |

Recipe Collection: Kale Chips

admin September 5, 2013

There are a million recipes out there for kale chips, but this one’s special. 🙂

Most recipes use olive oil, and most people really say you shouldn’t heat olive oil.  I was staring at a pan full of bacon grease after breakfast one morning when I got an idea….

Yes!  Kale chips with bacon grease!

These are very yummy and it’s truly a healthier, more stable fat.  Really.  If you think I might be crazy, check out this post on healthy fats to learn more.  Then come back to learn to make these.

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Kale Chips


  • 1 bunch kale (I had just over a lb.)
  • Bacon grease (about 1/4 – 1/2 c.)
  • Sea salt (I like Real Salt)


Look at the beautiful kale I picked up from the farmer’s market.

kale in bag

Remove all the leaves from the stems, and place them in a colander.

kale in colander


Rinse the kale thoroughly to get any dirt or bugs off it.  Then, it’s time to toss it in the bacon grease!  Warm it gently if it’s solidified; it needs to be liquid for this.

kale in pan

Toss until lightly coated, then transfer to a baking sheet.

kale on baking sheet

Totally gorgeous, right?

Spread it out so that it’s a single layer as much as possible.  Bake at 350 for 10 – 15 minutes, checking often in the last few minutes so it doesn’t burn.  Remove from the oven when it’s slightly crispy.  Transfer it to a plate to cool, and salt liberally.

That’s it!  When it’s cool, transfer it to a bag for keeping, and snacking. 🙂

Do you like kale chips?  How do you enjoy eating greens?


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  1. I love kale chips! And mmm mmmmm bacon! What a great idea!I usually dehydrate mine. Are yours crispy? Other recipes I’ve seen call for lower heat and longer cooking. Def going to try!


  2. […] Kale Chips – A great way to introduce your family to greens is with these kale chips.  Greens in a salad or a pile on the plate can be overwhelming and “yucky,” but crispy chips?  Most people love them and come back for more.  They’re easy and relatively inexpensive to make, too. […]


  3. If you don’t have bacon grease could you use butter? Thanks


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