Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Silverbeet Chips

I have really weird issues with vitamin a. I suck at getting it. People recommended kale chips to me as a fun flavour-packed way to supplement my dietary habits.

In Australia, Kale is hard to find. Not agressively so, but it's not necessarially at the grocery stores and I didn't want to drive too far just to try kale chips. I figured, hey, silverbeet is related to kale so I grabbed that.

1 bunch silverbeet, spines removed
1 tbsp salt
1/4c rice bran oil

Combine oil and salt in bowl. You want quite a bit of salt to get a 'chippy' flavour but you can have less if you need. Dredge silverbeet in oil/salt mixture and place on drying racks. Dry on low for 6 hours for a more chewy chip or high for 4 hours for a more crispy one.

It's really delicious. I quite enjoy these. I am now getting all the nutrients I need. Thank you silverbeet! *gold star*


  1. Thank you for posting this!!! I have been searching for weeks for Kale here in new Zealand and I'm American...can't find it anywhere so far! So I had the same thought tonight and then google brought me to you!!!! God bless google!!! Thank you!!! xoxox Love the site too!

  2. Thank you so much Patty! I'm glad you were able to find my site via google! I understand your woes about finding kale. I love it but it's not a major crop in this country (and NZ)... silverbeet is an excellent replacement! I'm also an American expat so if you need any more help finding strange things (note: cornflour for cornbread is polenta here) then don't hesitate to ask!