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Kale / veg crisps
Fri 22-Jan-10
3:59 pm
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Ruthdigs
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Anyone ever come across Kale Crisps before?  I'm intrigued as to whether they're actually nice?  Also does anyone make their own beetroot / parsnip / whatever crisps and do you have an oven method as I don't have a deep fat fryer.  Chef

Fri 22-Jan-10
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Not heard of those before but they sound great. I love beetroot, carrot and parsnip crisps but have never made my own as I can't stand the smell of frying or roasting, but I expect someone here has.

I'll try that again!

Sun 24-Jan-10
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Good link, Ruth, Thank you. That method sounds so simple and we have loads of kale - will definitely try it and report back. WellDone

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Fri 5-Feb-10
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Has anyone tried doing kale crips, or other crisps, in a dehydrator? I gather it can be done, but how? I have the Westfalia dehydrator.  A single layer of leaves? Just on the tray? And can it be done with root veg? How thin should they be sliced? and how do you get them evenly thin?

Maybe we need a thread for dehyrator recipes and tips!

Fri 5-Feb-10
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Evenly thin - perhaps a mandolin ......

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Fri 5-Feb-10
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Barbara, we have the dehydrator, the kale and the request queued up- I hope we can try this over the weekend. Will report back (if I can persuade uknowhu) Laugh

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Sun 7-Feb-10
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Looking forward to hearing the result, Danny!

I harvested the rest of the parsnips, beets/beetroot, and carrots so the new raised bed could have manure added, and because they were starting to grow again, so I have root veg to find things to do with.  Some of the beets are edible, carrots are mostly carrot-fly eaten and not worth bothering with, parsnips are excellent. .And the freezer is iced up again so I don't want to freeze them. I may try drying beets in the dehydrator, or seeing if I can find other interesting recipes.

Thu 25-Feb-10
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Did anyone make the kale crisps in the end?  What's the verdict if so?

Wed 21-Apr-10
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No, the kale crisp request was not executed. I think I need to purchase a user licence for our dehydrator. Now we have two sacks of onions waiting in the queue.

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