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Recipe Collection: Kale Chips

admin September 5, 2013

Written by Kate Tietje and updated by Sarena-Rae Santos in January of 2024. 

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 are a healthier, more stable fat.  Really.  If you think I might be crazy, check out my blog post on healthy fats to learn more.  Then, come back to learn to make these.

Kale Chips

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of kale (I had just over a lb.)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup bacon grease
  • Sea salt

Directions:

Step 1: Remove all the leaves from the stems and place them in a colander.

Step 2: Rinse the kale thoroughly to remove any dirt or bugs.  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.

Step 3: Toss until lightly coated, then transfer to a baking sheet.

Step 4: Spread it out so it’s a single layer as much as possible.  Bake at 350ºF 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. 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of kale I had just over a lb.
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup bacon grease
  • Sea salt

Instructions

  • Remove all the leaves from the stems and place them in a colander.
  • Rinse the kale thoroughly to remove any dirt or bugs.  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.
  • Toss until lightly coated, then transfer to a baking sheet.
  • Spread it out so it's a single layer as much as possible.  Bake at 350ºF 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.

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

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5 Comments

  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!

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  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. […]

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

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