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Are kale chips really good for me, or am I kidding myself?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 20, 2011 at 3:46 AM

I've been making these for a while, and eat them cookie monster style, "NOM! NOM! NOM!" They feel too good to be true.

I'm wondering if cooking them at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes is causing potentially harmful oxidation or forming the dreaded acrylamide?

If so, would drying them at a lower temperature sidestep any bad juju?

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on July 29, 2011
at 08:26 AM

Carissa, I tried the lower oven temp and longer time tonight. Amazing!!! Thank you. Yum, yum, yum.

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on July 20, 2011
at 06:28 AM

Yup no starch, you were right Melissa.

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on July 20, 2011
at 04:40 AM

It was the brown burniness that had me worried. If lower temp means better taste I can certainly wait a few more minutes.

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on July 20, 2011
at 04:19 AM

For some reason I thought kale was on the "starchy" side for a green veggie because my brother said he wasn't supposed to have it during induction for Atkins. Perhaps I need to go check on it's nutrient profile. I've been toying with the idea of building the Alton Brown box fan dehydrator, this might be the impetus to give it a try.

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on July 20, 2011
at 03:49 AM

+1 Melissa. Once you get that dehydrator you can start snacking on beef jerky instead of kale chips anyway!

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on July 20, 2011
at 03:47 AM

doesn't acrylamide only form with starches? maybe it's time to get a dehydrator anyway, it's easier to make them that way and they taste better.

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on July 20, 2011
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I'm not sure... but I usually cook mine at about 200* for 15 minutes... turns out better IMO :) Less 'burn' more 'crisp'

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on July 20, 2011
at 04:40 AM

It was the brown burniness that had me worried. If lower temp means better taste I can certainly wait a few more minutes.

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on July 29, 2011
at 08:26 AM

Carissa, I tried the lower oven temp and longer time tonight. Amazing!!! Thank you. Yum, yum, yum.

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