Pan-Fried Crispy Kale Chips

I have always wanted to try and make my own baked kale chips…

So why haven’t I? Well for one – I have ZERO patience. Even when it comes to roasting vegetables! I put them in the oven, 5 minutes later… are they done yet? 10 minutes – what about now? 15 minutes – still no…

I’ve tried a few different recipes that are similar to baked kale chips, such as baked apple chips, baked potato chips, baked sweet potato chips… but they always seem to end up just a little soft in the end! Perhaps this is, again, related to my lack of patience.. But come on – who wants to wait over an hour for anything!?

Salty, crunchy, and incredibly easy Pan-Fried Crispy Kale Chips! Enjoy as a fun, healthy snack or delicious side - faster to make than oven-baked kale chips. You will not be disappointed! | NOMaste Kitchen

Recently, I tried making Baked Chickpeas and WOAH! They were amazing!! I absolutely loved them. I actually made them right in my toaster oven and they were so incredibly easy. 400F – 40 minutes – bing bang boom – a delicious protein packed snack ready to go. I like to season with a little cayenne pepper for a kick, but you could season any which way you’d like!

Anyway, back to the kale chips. I actually came upon this cooking method completely by accident.

Salty, crunchy, and incredibly easy Pan-Fried Crispy Kale Chips! Enjoy as a fun, healthy snack or delicious side - faster to make than oven-baked kale chips. You will not be disappointed! | NOMaste Kitchen

It was a weeknight – I was trying to make a quick dinner with sauteed kale. I got distracted (typical) – and I happened to leave the kale in the pan for just a little bit too long. At first I was totally bummed – my kale appeared to be burnt and completely ruined. I went to scoop it out onto a plate when I realized, it was perfectly crisp!

I took a bite. It was delicious. Crunchy, salty, Pan-Fried Crispy Kale Chips – ready in no time! Even the slightly burnt pieces tasted good. As I continued to cook the rest of my dinner, I couldn’t stop eating it. In fact, my kale chips were gone before I even finished making the rest of dinner. Don’t judge me! It was addicting!

Salty, crunchy, and incredibly easy Pan-Fried Crispy Kale Chips! Enjoy as a fun, healthy snack or delicious side - faster to make than oven-baked kale chips. You will not be disappointed! | NOMaste Kitchen

So a few days later I tried to give it another shot – olive oil, kale, salt, pepper.  And once again, bing bang boom! Pan-fried delicious crispy kale chips! So much faster than in the oven!

I would highly recommend you try this recipe as a fun alternative to traditional sauteed kale or as a delicious crunchy snack! Don’t have the time to wait for kale to completely dehydrate in the oven? These kale chips are quick, easy, and just as delicious as oven-baked crispy kale chips! Season them however your heart desires – and of course, let me know what you think!

Pan-Fried Crispy Kale Chips
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Salty, crunchy, and incredibly easy Pan-Fried Crispy Kale Chips! Enjoy as a fun, healthy snack or delicious side! 

Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: NOMaste Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 bag pre-washed kale
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.

  2. Add kale to pan - stir to coat kale in oil. Salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes - stir, then re-cover and cook for an additional 5 minutes. 

  4. Remove cover, then cook uncovered for an additional 10 minutes - stirring occasionally.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Best enjoyed immediately. If necessary, store in a paper towel-lined, airtight container for 1-2 days (kale chips may not be as crispy after being stored). 

NOMaste,

Haley

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