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.
- 1/2 bunch of kale
- 3 rashers streaky (fat on) bacon
- A pinch of pink rock salt
- Preheat the oven to 160°C.
- 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,
- 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.
- 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.
- Lay the bacon fat covered kale on a baking tray so most of it is in single layer.
- Place in the over for ten minutes then check on the chips.
- 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.
- Remove from the oven and allow the chips to cool slightly before enjoying as a snack or accompaniment to a meal.