In my quest for tasty kale, I decided to make kale chips. They seem to be popping up on everything food related I read. The small bunch of kale I purchased has lasted quite some time, in thanks to the Debbie Meyer Green Bags my mom gave me. I wondered if these kale chips really were tasty and you know what…they were.
Who knew a kale chip could taste good. I still wonder though if they have any nutritional value. Over cooking vegetables renders then useless in that department. They took about twenty-five minutes to make and twenty of those were baking minutes. Either way, I was pleasantly surprised with my results. If you have decided to add kale into your diet, I hope you give kale chips a try.
1 kale stalk to a whole bunch
small pinch of cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 300°. Clean kale and dry completely. Remove leafy portion, discarding center stalk. Tear up leaves into small pieces and toss with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper in a large mixing bowl. All kale pieces should be coated with olive oil but not saturated in it. Place the kale in a single layer on a cookie sheet. (I covered my sheet in parchment paper first for easier clean up.) Bake for approximately 20 minutes. The kale will be crispy just like a potato chip!
Once again, use any seasonings that you like. If you make these let me know what you think. I’d like to hear your take on them.