Salt + Vinegar Kale Chips

Salt and vinegar potato chips are my favorite variety, but I rarely eat them because of obvious reasons. And because of those very same reasons I’ve been stalking recipes for kale chips. Yesterday I finally found the time to cobble together some simple ingredients and try my hand at making salt and vinegar kale chips.

• 1 bunch of kale
• 1 Tbsp olive oil
• 1 1/2 Tbsp vinegar (I used balsamic, but I think any would do just as well)
• 1/2 tspn kosher salt

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Start out by cutting the large center vein and stalk from the leaves and tossing it aside, then cut down the leaves into 2 inch sections.

Put them in a large mixing bowl.

Toss in the olive oil, vinegar, and kosher salt until all leaves are thoroughly coated.

Then arrange them all in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake for 15-25 minutes, depending on how crispy/blackened you want to kale chips to end up. Toss them around on the sheet a few times as they bake to make sure they’re evening toasted, don’t forget to rearrange them back into that single layer each time.

When you’re satisfied with their crispness, take them out of the oven and put them in your serving bowl. Tada! They’ll be cooked down in size quite a bit, so keep that in mind if you plan on serving a crowd. One bunch should feed 2-3 people.

  • Jessica

    February 3, 2012 at 9:54 am Reply

    kale chips—yes. but, salt and vinegar kale chips—genius. hello, weekend recipe!

  • adele

    February 3, 2012 at 11:03 am Reply

    OMG! I could just eat these now!!!
    Happy weekend xoxo

  • Caroline @ Pink Basil

    February 3, 2012 at 11:26 am Reply

    I LOVE kale chips and LOVE salt and vinegar chips! Never thought of putting them together but I will this weekend, thanks for the idea!

  • Kasey

    February 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm Reply

    These sound awesome, Kelly! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  • Tan

    February 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm Reply

    I have to make kale chips again. And with balsamic….mmmm genius

  • Marisa

    February 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm Reply

    Oh yum! I’ve been loving kale chips with lemon, but vinegar sounds amazing!

  • joy

    February 3, 2012 at 4:04 pm Reply

    bet these are awesome!

  • Kayla

    February 4, 2012 at 5:34 am Reply

    yum, those sound so good! I’ll have to try that out.

  • TastefullyJulie

    June 13, 2012 at 8:43 am Reply

    Yum! I just stumbled this which is funny because I just made kale chips. Must try them with vinegar next time.

    There is one flaw in your recipe. One bunch will only serve me 🙂

  • AlaunaJoi

    February 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm Reply

    This just made my day. Thank you!!

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