View Full Version : Has anyone here made collard green chips in their dehydrator?
08-26-2008, 12:55 AM
I've seen the stuff about the kale chips which sound awesome and the next time I get some kale I am doing these. In the meantime, I have some collards that I would like to use up pretty soon in another way besides making green wraps. Would the collards work, marinated and seasoned first, and then put in the dehydrator? It would be totally cool if they would, as it's nice to have something to satisfy the "crunchies"(not sweet!)
08-26-2008, 02:37 AM
Yes, they work. I had made marinated collard greens (as a dish) and what did not get eaten up, I dried. Also, sometimes when I make kale chips I mix collards in too. Try a small amount first to see how you like them.
08-26-2008, 03:52 PM
Cool! Thanks, Rawkinlocs! - know what I'll be doing later! Since I like spicy flavors, I'm going to try a spicy marinade, Asian-style maybe...
08-28-2008, 04:04 PM
Well, I took the plunge into making veggie chips in my dehydrator - about a half-hour ago I tried out my idea with collards, adding some sea salt, lime juice, a bit of agave, and a hit of curry and cayenne(I LOVE spicy chips, and if something like this helps me stay AWAY from SAD chips it will be worthwhile - LOL!)
Later this afternoon I should know if this was a success or not!
08-29-2008, 01:51 PM
Update on the collard chips - they came out AWFUL! It took a lot longer than 4-5 hours for them to dry, and they just ended up tasting like dried-up leaves and not in a good way either. The flavorings I added didn't seem to do much either, and I thought I added enough, too. Has anyone else had this happen with trying to make chips out of greens? Yikes - they were so bad the whole batch(4 trays worth)went straight into the trash, and I hate wasting food!
08-29-2008, 08:34 PM
Gotta love those collards---so easy to grow and so nutritious. I have had both good and bad experiences with collard chips, though. They are thinner than kale and have a stronger flavor so seem to need more added flavorings. My collard chips made with agave stuck so firmly to the dehydrator trays that I had to soak the trays to get them off; I won't make them again. However, Chrissy's Goddess Chip recipe, which has tahini and makes a thick coating, makes absolutely wonderful collard chips, so you might give that recipe a try.
08-29-2008, 09:59 PM
Thanks, truthfairy - I'll check out the other method. Actually, I was looking at that recipe earlier and WAS going to try that on the collards, but didn't know if it would stick.
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