The first time I heard about Kale chips I believe I rolled my eyes. I can’t stand when people try to make healthy things mimic their unhealthy counterparts. It takes the quality out of food for me and makes something mediocre out of something you could have made to be amazing instead. I had to eat crow when I tasted a homemade kale chip. (And no I didn’t really eat crow, it’s an expression). They are deliciously meaty tasting. I know that sounds bizarre, but they have an incredible flavor that is hard to resist. My advice is to get them as dry as possible. After you wash the kale use several paper or linen towels to dry them thoroughly, a salad spinner works wonders. It will lead to a more crisp and crunchy chip. If there is any water still on the leaves they will steam more than crisp up.
- 1 bunch of kale leaves, stripped of their stems, torn into pieces, washed and dried
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- Toss kale with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until crisp.