I’ve wanted to get into kale for a while. It’s one of those vegetables I hear a lot about, but don’t really know how to use.
Then I heard about kale chips. Crunchy, salty vegetable chips. What’s not to love there? All the crunch you want with zero guilt because if you eat them all, you basically just ate an entire head of kale. And no one can say that’s a bad thing.
These are just about the easiest things you’ll make with kale. The toughest part is chopping up the leaves and removing the tough stems from the center of the leaf. The whole process took me about 30 minutes including bake time.
So if you want to up your daily veggie quotient, make the switch from potato to kale chips!
- 1 head of kale
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- sprinkling of sea salt
1. Preheat your oven to 300º F. Wash and trim the kale. Remove the tough stems from the center of the leaves and chop the leaves into large pieces.
2. Toss the leaves in a large bowl with the olive oil and salt. I’d follow the less is more rule when it comes to salting the chips, they can get overly salty quickly if you’re not careful.
3. Lay your chips out in a single layer on a nonstick or greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until kale is crispy.
This sounds fun and tasty. Do you know the Irish recipe Col Cannon? It’s another tasty way to use Kale, but maybe not quite so healthy, by the time you’ve added some local sausages…
I don’t know that recipe. Feel free to send it my way – I’m always looking for new things to try!
I made a really tasty kale and sausage soup once… at any rate, I was wondering when you’d discover kale chips 😛