There are some crazy health foods out there that sound repulsive. Then there are others that sound weird yet intriguing. Kale chips were the latter for me recently.
I’ve never had kale until a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. The taste reminds me of cauliflower for some reason. I’ve cooked it with eggs, eaten it raw, put it in a smoothie, and made chips with it. My favorite way to eat it by far has been kale chips.
I adapted a Crispy Kale “Chips” recipe because 1. I didn’t want to commit to an entire head of kale for chips, and 2. I realized the super easy recipe could be made even easier. I made the following recipe a few times recently (including last night again), and absolutely love it every time. It’s one of the weirdest foods I’ve ever made, but it’s actually quite tasty. I’m loving the crispiness!
Basic Kale Chips is a healthy alternative to salty junk food and is beyond simple to make. The veggie chips satisfy the craving for crunchy potato chips, and you even get in some vegetables!
- 1 kale stalk
- 1 tsp olive oil
- sea salt
- Remove the rib from the kale and rip into small pieces (whatever size you want your chips to be).
- Place in a bowl and pour olive oil over, massaging it throughout to thoroughly cover the leaves.
- Place on a baking sheet with space between leaves and lightly salt.
- Bake at 275 degrees for 20 min.
You can experiment with different seasonings, but I’ve kept it pretty simple. I’ve tried using some paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and salt/pepper. My favorite so far is either the onion powder or the straight-up sea salt. The “chips” are super thin, so a little bit of seasoning goes a loooooong way. Definitely learned that the hard way when I overdid the sea salt. Diiiiisgusting.
I highly recommend you try this one out though! It’s bizarre and delicious. I like to only make one stalk at a time because it starts to get chewy the longer you have it. Also, I recommend taking out some of the thicker veiny/ribby parts. When that part is thicker, it tends to be chewier. No bueno.
Hope you enjoy!
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