Ready to try Kale in a crispy, tasty way? Kale is a loaded with vitamins and minerals, and if prepared correctly, it might become your all-time favorite snack. So lets try this recipe out!
For this recipe, all you need is 1-2 bunches of Kale, 2 Tablespoons of oil (I use olive oil, but you can also try a vegetable oil such as ‘canola’), and spices of your choice.
First, take each kale leaf and slide the leafy part off of the thick, bitter stem:
Next, wash the leaves, tear into 2 inch pieces and put on a freshly cleaned towel. Try to remove all the water from the leaves (this will make the chips crispy after cooking):
Ready to get your hands dirty? Massage the leaves with oil, and seasoning. As you massage for a couple minutes, you will get oil on each leaf, and you will massage out the natural bitterness of kale.
After a little massaging, spread your leaves evenly onto a baking sheet. For 1 bunch of Kale, I had to use 2 baking sheets.
Finally, pop the trays in the oven for 5 minutes. Open the oven (letting moisture out), flip the chips over, and cook for another 5 minutes while watching carefully. Pull them out and let them cool. Bon appetite!
Something I LOVE about Kale chips is that they are so simple, and I just can’t stop eating them, they are so tasty! The other thing is, you can get creative with them. This time I simply used garlic salt and pepper, but you can try some other combinations such as:
- Mexican flavors: chili powder and cumin
- Warm flavors: Cinnamon and or a little nutmeg
- Savory flavors: Onion powder and paprika
- Indian flavors: Curry
- Garlic & Parmesan
and the list goes on! So test this out with several different flavors and take a picture of your favorite spice combination. Comment below for a chance to win a fun prize!