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Kale crisps - homemade healthy snack

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How is this going to go over on a BBQ site?  IDK but in our home we enjoy food, food all kinds.  

 

We've made these before but not like these.  Usually we just dress the kale and dry it.  They are very fragile that way. 

 

I decided to try an experiment.   Those are fun!  I put the fresh kale in the food processor and added:

 

Peanut butter powder (binder)

Chopped walnuts (texture)

Bragg's (savory - think soy sauce)

 

Gave it a good chop and spread it on the fruit leather tray to dry.

 

My goal is to have nice hardy savory kale crisps with a hint of nutty flavor.

 

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I hope when it's dried they will interlock and the peanut butter powder will help bind it together.   It's going to be many hours but I will post a follow up with more pics and final thoughts.   It tasted good at this point so I have high Hope's. 

 

 

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If it doesn’t bind as expected, add a small amount of whole wheat flour and form into bricks.  Bake in your Kamado at 400 for a half hour and then use them as pavers to edge the garden???

 

Good luck with the Kale thing...

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2 hours ago, JeffieBoy said:

If it doesn’t bind as expected, add a small amount of whole wheat flour and form into bricks.  Bake in your Kamado at 400 for a half hour and then use them as pavers to edge the garden???

 

Good luck with the Kale thing...

While I agree with you that adding whole wheat might improve the binding action I think it would take this snack in an unintended direction. 

 

I know many people want to try and do everything in their kamado however often we need to step back and be honest with ourselves, it just isn't the best tool for every job.  I think you're best off sticking to the dehydrator for these.  Temperatures much over 100°f will destroy the nutritional value.

 

Storing these outside in the garden or even inside on the counter will probably cause them to loose their freshness quickly.   I'd reccomend a zip top bag but your experience may differ.

 

They did turn out pretty good but are a bit fragile.   Next time I'll add more peanut butter powder and chopped walnuts in order to get a more hearty snack.

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