Do you remember my post about doing one thing everyday that scares you? I must admit that I have been intrigued, but a little scared of kale chips. In every food magazine I’ve read, they’re a big hit. And why wouldn’t they be? Kale is full of antioxidants and vitamins and kale chips are described as tasting like a potato chip. I should know better than to judge a book by its cover, but the appearance of kale always made me think of seaweed for some reason. I’m not a big fan of seaweed. But at the farmer’s market yesterday I picked up a large bunch of kale and this morning I made my very first batch of kale chips. I take back every nasty look I’ve ever given kale.
What You Need
- 1 bunch of kale
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- sea salt, for sprinkling
- garlic powder, for seasoning
What You Do
Preheat oven to 350º. Wash kale thoroughly and spin in salad spinner (if you don’t have a salad spinner, dry the kale very well). Lay kale on paper towels and pat completely dry.
Once kale is dry, remove center ribs and tear into pieces. Add to medium bowl. Mix with olive oil and sprinkle sea salt and garlic powder. Make sure kale is coated evenly.
Spread kale evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Remove from baking sheet and back onto paper towels to drain excess olive oil. Let cool and enjoy!
I have a feeling I’ll be making these all summer! I even had Mike try a kale chip. When I asked his opinion, he said they tasted like bacon. Ha! These are a healthy alternative to potato chips and you won’t even realize what you’re eating is actually a leafy green vegetable!