Bacon coated kale chips

Sick of hearing about this so-called ‘super food’ Kale, but not knowing what to do with it? What if I tempt you with…. bacon!? Kale is deemed a ‘super food’ because it has a rich nutritional profile. And bacon is…bacon. Kale is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2 and B6, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, folate, phosphorus, omega-3s and much more. These kale chips are easy and you will be surprised at what a treat they can be. Adding good quality pink rock salt will boost the mineral content of this significantly making it a well-rounded and absolutely delicious snack.

10-15

minutes prepation

20

minutes cooking

2-4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch of kale
  • 3 rashers streaky (fat on) bacon
  • A pinch of pink rock salt

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Prepare the kale by removing the leaves from the stalk and then tearing them into approximately 2 inch pieces -this can be done roughly. Wash and dry the kale. Set aside,
  3. Heat the bacon in a pan on the stove for 5-10 minutes or until plenty of fat has melted off. Remove the bacon with tongs and shake off any excess fat into the pan.
  4. Add the kale to the pan and mix so it is coated in bacon fat. Sprinkle on a small amount of salt – remember bacon is already quite salty so don’t add too much.
  5. Lay the bacon fat covered kale on a baking tray so most of it is in single layer.
  6. Place in the over for ten minutes then check on the chips.
  7. The chips are ready when they begin to go brown, but we don’t want to burn them. It is a very fine line between the chips being ready and burnt, so keep a close eye on them.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow the chips to cool slightly before enjoying as a snack or accompaniment to a meal.
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