Move over kale chips, there's a new chip in town.

April 22, 2013

Kale chips are all the rage and a snap to make.  I'd never made them because I don't grow kale, but I do grow Swiss chard.  So I figured what works for kale will work for our chard that I swear is growing 6 inches a day.

With lots of Swiss chard and a free Saturday morning with a husband out of town, I decided to experiment. I tried oven and microwave, low heat for a long time, high heat for less, salt and pepper, no salt and pepper, etc.  Here's what worked best for me.




Swiss Chard Chips

Preheat oven to 350.  Wash and pat dry chard leaves.  Cut out rib with a v-cut.  Break into large chip size pieces, they shrink.  Place on non-insulated baking sheet covered with parchment paper.  Using a Misto type sprayer, spray lightly with olive oil.  Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.  Bake in oven and start checking after 6 minutes but may take as long as 10 minutes.  They will darken, shrink and curl slightly.  I also used the microwave chip maker and prepared the chard the same way except they took just minutes to cook.  They were very similar in taste but retained more green color.

So happy I've found a new snack, they are scrumptious!  Next time I have people over for drinks I'm serving these!




Microwave chip maker at left, and on the right the tray is ready for the oven.



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6 Comments

  1. I just heard from my 'american' friends that kale is the rage in the U.S. I'm so glad I have the 'in' on what's next!

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  2. Thank you! Will have to try it! Love the idea of the "v-cut" That's what I tend to do. Chloe

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  3. Those look really good so when you make them again I would like to try one or two. What a fun thing to make.......

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  4. Thanks for that great receipe! I will try it and let you know!

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