When Hubby decided to go with the Paleo life style, he had to forgo all of the chips. That means, no more Fritos, his favorite chips. So I have been trying to make homemade chips that he can eat. One of them is Kale Chips. This one is very easy and quick to make.
When I go to the grocery store, I get fresh bunches of kale. One time, I was tempted to buy the kale that was already pre-washed and chopped. Well, when I looked into the bag, I noticed that the kale was chopped in a way where the rib/stem was still attached to the leaves. So that defeated the purpose, since to make kale chips, I only needed the leaves, and no ribs/stems attached. The kale rib is hard, and it would not get baked properly, and it would be soggy.
I usually buy fresh bunches of kale, wash the kale, and tear the stem. Then I lay them out on cookie sheets to dry, and put the leaves back into plastic bags and refrigerate them. This way, I have fresh, clean kale leaves ready to be used.
To make kale chips, all I need is pre-washed kale leaves, olive oil, and salt. That’s it.
First, I preheat my convection oven to 350F. Then I put the kale leaves into a large mixing bowl and drizzle on some olive oil. I massage the leaves until they are coated with oil. When I first heard of massaging oil onto kale leaves, I was almost rolling my eyes. But now I understand, since the oil helps the leaves to get their crispiness. But, too much oil makes the leaves soggy as well, so drizzle a little at a time, and add more when you need more.
Then I put the leaves on the cookie sheet – making sure that they are in a single layer. After that, I sprinkle some sea salt on them.
Then, I just bake them for about 15 – 16 minutes or until the leaves were crispy.
And there you go! Kale chips are ready in 20 minutes! What do you think?
Print recipe here.
Recipe courtesy LucyDelRey
One bunch kale
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Tear kale leaves from its rib/stem, wash and dry thoroughly.
Drizzle olive oil and massage oil into kale leaves.
Season with sea salt and bake in single layer for 15-16 minutes until crispy.