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Kale chips

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Kale chips

Side Serves 4 10 min
Oven-baked kale chips are a super-easy, crisp and salty snack or side – and chockful of vitamin A, C and calcium. These are very adaptable: toss with paprika, cayenne, lemon zest, Parmesan, red wine vinegar etc before baking – though perhaps not all at the same time!


  • small bunch curly kale leaves, washed and thoroughly dried, stripped from stalks and torn into pieces
  • olive oil
  • fine sea salt
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Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 5 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 190°C/Gas 5. Lay a sheet of greaseproof paper on a non-stick baking tray.
  • Step 2

    Toss the kale leaves in just a little oil, barely enough to coat.
  • Step 3

    Lay the leaves on the tray in a single layer and gently press them as flat as you can on the baking tray, so they crisp up. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Step 4

    Bake for 6-10 minutes, depending on your oven, until they are crispy and just starting to turn brown at the edges. You'll need to keep a good eye on them.
  • Step 5

    Remove and eat immediately; they will keep for a little while in an airtight tub but will start to lose their crispness very quickly, so are best eaten straightaway.

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