I had gotten a kale bunch in my harvest box last week and PaleoJoe had a great idea to make them into kale chips. You see them in the store at Whole Foods or perhaps your local grocer. You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to make and how much cheaper it is to make it at home. I looked up a bunch of different recipes on-line and here’s what I’ve put together.
1 bunch of kale (washed and dried)
Salt (You can use any seasoning you want. Throw some hot pepper flakes or cayenne pepper for some heat!)
1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Wash and dry your Kale.
3. All you want are the leaves so break off the stem.
4. Cut your kale into as big or as small pieces as you like. I think mine are about an inch wide.
5. Arrange the pieces on the baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil onto the kale. You don’t want too much. They will just cook up soggy. Just do a little at a time, toss, and drizzle some more. I did it about 3 times with 3 tosses. Add your seasoning and make sure you toss so that it’s evenly distributed. When you’re done, try and get your pieces facing down so that it’s like this: /\ I hope you get what I mean. The back side of the leaf should be facing up.
6. Put baking dish in oven and cook for 6 minutes. At 6 minute mark, turn the tray around 180 degrees. Cook for another 6 minutes. Now that it’s done, check on it. Is it as crispy as you would like it? Add another 2-3 minutes for desired crispyness.
Note: So I’ve read that the “curly” leaf kale is the best to use. You don’t want to add too much olive oil because then it will be soggy instead of crispy. You’ll see that with some of your chips if you had put too much on some of them. Cooking them facing down elevates the leaves so that they’ll cook evenly. If you cook too long it’ll be too crispy or burned, so keep an eye on it. 10-15 minutes of cook time should be enough. ENJOY!!
Kale Nutrition Facts HERE