Ideal Protein Diet - Help: Smoking Kale Chips...(In the oven)




JoseyM
07-29-2011, 04:59 PM
Okay, so I am addicted to Kale chips, but the continue to smoke up my kitchen EVERY time I make them.....is anyone else having this issue????? :?:


Princess Jessica
07-29-2011, 05:25 PM
Huh, I have never had that problem at all. What all do you put on yours? What temp do you cook them at and for how long?

JoseyM
07-29-2011, 05:33 PM
Huh, I have never had that problem at all. What all do you put on yours? What temp do you cook them at and for how long?
I used a posted recipe....1 bunch Kale, cleaned, torn into pieces, tossed in 3tbls olive oil, 1 tbls apple cider vinegar, and 1teaspoon salt, bake on 400 for 20 minutes. The 2nd batch I lowered to 350 and it seemed to help some....


walking2lose
07-29-2011, 05:37 PM
Now I do mine in a dehydrator -- if you have one, give it a try-- so easy. I'd guess maybe you have gunk in bottom of oven that is causing the smoking (drips and what not of other food). My kale never smoked even when I used to make it in the oven.

Princess Jessica
07-29-2011, 05:50 PM
I used a posted recipe....1 bunch Kale, cleaned, torn into pieces, tossed in 3tbls olive oil, 1 tbls apple cider vinegar, and 1teaspoon salt, bake on 400 for 20 minutes. The 2nd batch I lowered to 350 and it seemed to help some....

The only difference in how I do mine is that I just use olive oil and spices, and cook at 350. I also make sure they are dry after cleaning them before cooking. Wish I could be more help, but I have no idea why yours are smoking. :(

JoseyM
07-29-2011, 05:51 PM
Now I do mine in a dehydrator -- if you have one, give it a try-- so easy. I'd guess maybe you have gunk in bottom of oven that is causing the smoking (drips and what not of other food). My kale never smoked even when I used to make it in the oven.
Thanks walking, i don't have a dehydrator :( and my oven doesn't smoke when I have cooked anything else, even after the kale, so no drips in bottom, first thing I checked....maybe temp is too hot for my oven...it is a convection type I know it cooks HOT...compared to my old stove....

Ishbel
07-29-2011, 06:56 PM
I cook mine at 300F and I constantly watch them....I actually will put my hand in the oven and quickly touch them (sometimes I grab one!)....mine 'smoked' the first time and stunk up the entire house...I think you have to play with how your oven cooks them. I don't think I wait to 15 minutes till I consider them done.

Good Luck!

patns
07-29-2011, 08:06 PM
Okay, so I am addicted to Kale chips, but the continue to smoke up my kitchen EVERY time I make them.....is anyone else having this issue????? :?:

Josey were you the one on another thread (which I can't find now) who said you put the kale on waxed paper in the oven? I have never put waxed paper in the oven but use parchment paper alot.
Also is it really 3 TBLS of olive oil that goes on them? That seems like a lot!

Pat

Ishbel
07-29-2011, 08:30 PM
OOOO parchment paper is what your suppose to use. I spray mine....3 tbsp sounds like a lot. I bought an oil sprayer and put the vinegar and oil in it (a sprayer just for kale chips! :) )

wuv2bloved
07-29-2011, 08:35 PM
Josey I think its the wax paper honey....don't put it on that to cook!

JoseyM
07-29-2011, 09:30 PM
Pat, yes, I used wax paper, and today my batches I used no paper, still smoked. Have you bought Kale? You get about 6 measuring cups of raw Kale from 1 bunch, so it is 3 tbls for all 6 cups, I mix in a big dish pan. I think the key is to turn my oven down some and make sure it is good and dry before cooking, will let you know, have to do another bunch tomorrow (hubby and son ate alot ofmine)

patns
07-29-2011, 09:44 PM
No I haven't tried to make the kale chips yet so reading carefully what everyone is saying. It seems one thing is to make sure it is dry before putting it in the oven. I didn't realize you got so much from one bunch.

I'm out in the boonies, I'll look for the kale and also kohlrabi when I go into the city this weekend.

Pat

JoseyM
07-29-2011, 09:48 PM
No I haven't tried to make the kale chips yet so reading carefully what everyone is saying. It seems one thing is to make sure it is dry before putting it in the oven. I didn't realize you got so much from one bunch.

I'm out in the boonies, I'll look for the kale and also kohlrabi when I go into the city this weekend.

Pat
okay, you should be able to find Kale, but the kohlrabi, celery root, and ruhbarb I have not been able to find here. I think the things I did different from suggestions above, is my Kale was not completely dry, it was still damp, and I need to reduce the temperature some for my oven. Good luck :) Let us know how they turn out....

Purrfect
07-29-2011, 10:02 PM
Isn't kale well, isn't it a sort of leafy lettuce looking thing? I've juiced it ages ago; can't really remember.
What is it that is so good about kale chips? I am going to try this, so I appreciate reading what you ladies have said...I've tried two times to make eggplant chips and failed miserably both times, and had to throw them all out.
I hope I can do something good with the kale idea. You all seem to sound like they are really yummy. Non restricted?

rooster on a diet
07-29-2011, 11:23 PM
Do theses count in your veggie portion of the day or they are considered as lettuce. Thanks

Ishbel
07-29-2011, 11:29 PM
Do theses count in your veggie portion of the day or they are considered as lettuce. Thanks

They are on my sheet as a veggie...

rooster on a diet
07-29-2011, 11:43 PM
They are on my sheet as a veggie...

Thanks. Oh well i tried lol. Wanted something to snack on and not cut on my veggies. Im already having a tough time just eating 4 cups per day so.... like i said i tried

Ishbel
07-30-2011, 12:00 AM
Thanks. Oh well i tried lol. Wanted something to snack on and not cut on my veggies. Im already having a tough time just eating 4 cups per day so.... like i said i tried

I'm sorry - quite honestly I use them when I NEED SOMETHING CRUNCHY....so if my eating Kale makes me go over so be it. I don't eat them every week. More like every two weeks...I have made that a decision and really it's the best I can do. I have never eaten Kale any other way. It's suppose to be the king of veggies though. Full of good stuff. So if if eating THAT makes me go over a bit and some may call it a cheat, so be it :) it's a better choice then I've ever made lol. My coach knows that and she's ok with it.

2RIDEROLLERCOAST
07-30-2011, 12:59 AM
No I haven't tried to make the kale chips yet so reading carefully what everyone is saying. It seems one thing is to make sure it is dry before putting it in the oven. I didn't realize you got so much from one bunch.

I'm out in the boonies, I'll look for the kale and also kohlrabi when I go into the city this weekend.

PatPat if you are coming to Edmonton go to H & W produce that is where I buy all my veggies, cheaper than any stores. NW side of Edmonton 127 st and I think 134 ave. Or NE edmonton Victoria trail by Giant Tiger. Also one on south side on 34 street on auto road east of parsons road. Pat they had a good selection of both kale and kohlrabi but I didn't buy their rubarb as it looked old and stringy.

Do theses count in your veggie portion of the day or they are considered as lettuce. ThanksYes it counts as your 4 cups as well. I think you can have a little more but... don't go over board. Rooster is it just veggies you want more of? Maybe you should have a little more protein for supper?


Kale is from the cabbage family, in some stores they call it collard greens (which it isn't) just ask the folks from the south... Kale has a lot of iron and is very good for you, even off this diet, my friend eats it while training for a marathon. I generally have Kale on the week I am giving blood so my iron count is good. I have also tried endive chips, but kale is better.

Hope this helps.

rooster on a diet
07-30-2011, 01:29 AM
[QUOTE=2RIDEROLLERCOAST;3963519].

Yes it counts as your 4 cups as well. I think you can have a little more but... don't go over board. Rooster is it just veggies you want more of? Maybe you should have a little more protein for supper?


Yes its just veggies i find that 4 cups is a little portion, but your right maby i should just up my protein intake for diner. Thanks.

jennylauren19
08-03-2011, 08:33 PM
I have a question. . .how do you measure kale? Do you fill up a measuring cup? Do you tightly or loosely fill it? The tag on the kale states that 1.5 cups is equal to 63g, which is WAY more than can fit in a cup. When I asked my coach, she had no idea.

JoseyM
08-03-2011, 09:05 PM
I have a question. . .how do you measure kale? Do you fill up a measuring cup? Do you tightly or loosely fill it? The tag on the kale states that 1.5 cups is equal to 63g, which is WAY more than can fit in a cup. When I asked my coach, she had no idea.
I just push it down in a 2 cup measuring cup BEFORE cooking, I don't pack tightly, but certainly not loose, medium packed. Hope this helps.

jennylauren19
08-03-2011, 09:40 PM
Thanks Josey! I just made the kale chips and they are awesome!! They totally satisfy my potato chip craving and actually taste like potato chips!!