Monday, January 19, 2015

Seasoned Kale Chips and Knockoff Whataburger Spicy Ketchup

 After a failed soup left us with a giant bunch of kale, I felt the need to use it up. What better way then trying my hand at kale chips? Now I've never actually had kale chips - homemade or store bought before this adventure so I went in with zero expectations other wanting to use up the green leafy thing taking up the entire bottom shelf of the fridge. I'd say it was a success. DH likes it because it serves as a decent vehicle for ketchup.

I didn't like the spice level with the spicy ketchup (seriously, try it with the kale) but DH wanted more of a bite. It's been reflected in the recipe. DH isn't going back to Texas anytime soon and can't justify the 19+ for ketchup so he came up with a basic knockoff. Whatburger ketchup is noticeably sweeter than Heinz since they use sugar and HFCS. I think honey might be a nice use instead of sugar but that's up to you.

Barely adapted from Oh She Glows All Dressed Kale Chips

Seasoned Kale Chips:
150 g torn curly leaf kale
2 t olive oil
2 T nutritional yeast (whatever size flake you wish)
1 heaping t garlic salt
1/8 t garlic powder
1/4 t onion powder
1/2 t paprika
1/4 t chili powder
1/4-1/2 t chili flakes (opt)

1. Preheat the oven to 300 F and cover two baking sheets with parchment
2. Thoroughly wash and dry the kale
3. Massage the kale with the olive oil
4. Mix together the seasonings, minus the flakes
5. Sprinkle over the kale and toss to thoroughly coat
6. Spread the kale over the parchment paper, try not to overlap too much but remember it does shrink in the oven
7. Bake for 10 minutes then toss lightly to allow all the edges breathing room
8. Rotate the pans and bake for another 15 minutes
9. Season with the chili flakes if using and toss again
10. Serve with spicy ketchup

Knockoff Whataburger Spicy Ketchup:
Favorite Ordinary Ketchup (we used Heinz since that's what we had on hand
Granulated Sugar (omit if using a sweeter base like Sir Kensington's)
Chili Sauce (we used Siracha)

Mix together in a ratio of 8 parts ketchup to 1 part chili sauce to 1/4 part sugar (this last part is to taste)

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