A while back, someone told me about Kale chips. I thought it was kind of weird, but since I am willing to try pretty much anything, I decided to make some. I wasn’t sure what I was doing – I didn’t have a recipe to go off, I just sort of had to wing it. They came out so awesome, crunchy and delicious… I was hooked! Now I make them anytime I can find Kale in the grocery store. They are crunchy like chips, but they still taste veggie-ish, so keep that in mind. However! You can season them any way to get the flavor you want and personally, I like them more than regular chips now! Give em a try.
- Olive Oil Spray
That’s all you need! Preheat your oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil (if you use foil, don’t forget to coat it with some olive oil spray… or Pam). Get your Kale out and wash it. Let it dry as much as possible, then rip off or cut off peices. It doesn’t matter how big or small they are, whatever you like. Just try to make them somewhat similar in size. Toss the Kale on your lined baking sheet, spray lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with your seasonings!
Some of the combos I have used: salt and pepper (simple, but totally delicious!), garlic powder (this is my favorite.. lots of garlic, YUM), sugar salt tiny dash cayenne (spicy, salty, sweet – this one is crazy but it’s good!) and smoke paprika (delicioussss). Try whatever you want, these chips are like a blank canvas for seasonings!
Cook these little babies til they are as crisp as you want. I’d check after 10 minutes and see how they are coming. The longer you leave them in, the darker and crispier they get – obviously! So it really just depends how you want them. I normally let mine cook at least 15 minutes.
These Kale chips rock. They are a great way to get in some awesome nutrients. Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, and reasonably rich in calcium. Not to mention, they won’t leave you feeling all guilty when you eat the entire batch! Enjoy.