Awhile ago, I bought an Excalibur dehydrator and have been trying out a few recipes. We’ve made apple chips (delicious!) and kale chips, which need a little more experimenting with.
I have tried Kale chips before; one of my friends made them and they were pretty good! I wanted to try making them myself and bought a bunch of Kale at the grocery store.
They were $2.99 and there were 11 stems of Kale. That’s pretty expensive and I can’t wait until our own Kale is growing in the garden this year. The garden is still wet so we can’t get in there. The snow is gone though and that’s a good thing!
I am loving having the dehydrator, Excalibur’s are expensive but from every review I have read, they are the very best. Mine came with a 10 year warranty and free shipping and I intend to use it a lot. If you want to research them, click on the links above. I am an affiliate for them and I will make a small amount of commission should you decide to get one.
I separated the kale leaves and gave them a good washing. After cutting out the stems and cutting the kale into smaller pieces, I tossed them in a bowl.
For the coating I used 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/4 Teaspoon of Paprika and 1/2 Teaspoon of salt. You have to get in there with your hands to toss the kale around and make sure it is covered with the coating mixture.
Then, I put them in the dehydrator for 5 hours. I let them cool down and bit, and we gave them a try. Thumbs up! I am going to experiment with a few different recipes, if you have tried drying Kale chips, let me know what recipe you use. I’d love to give it a try.