Kale “chips” aren’t exactly a new concept, but they have been growing increasingly popular. I was going to make some anyway, so I thought I’d share the “recipe” with all of you! I see boxes of them at grocery stores for, well.. honestly too much money for what they are, they are just so easy to make! I should say, kale chips remind me of dried nori (seaweed) snacks, which is an old family favorite of ours and something my kids snack on like candy! Yum, yum yum.
YOU WILL NEED…
- 1 bunch of kale
- A drizzle of olive oil
- Seasoning (I like Parmesan cheese, but you could use plain salt, or cayenne pepper, soy sauce, lime or lemon juice, basil, rosemary, brown sugar, Sriracha sauce… etc etc)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Rinse and clean the kale, remove hard pieces and stems. Allow to dry, and place into a mixing bowl.
Drizzle a bit of olive oil on the kale. Not too much, maybe a teaspoon or two – just enough to slightly coat the majority of the leaves. Toss the kale in the olive oil.
Arrange the leaves on a baking sheet, follow by placing in the oven to baking for about 15 minutes, or until a bit dry and crunchy. Allow to cool. (You might have to do this in batches, as you shouldn’t crowd the kale leaves on the baking sheet)
…You could also adding things like nuts, seeds, or CRANBERRIES… mmm!