Wednesday, January 18, 2012

kale chips


So my friend Chrissy has been trying all sorts of new foods and I'm very proud of her for it. Recently she made kale chips and said they were irresistible. So...copycat that I am...I decided that it would be a good snack for Eliza and I to make.

Wash and dry your kale

Cut/tear the kale from the thick stem and tear the leaves into bite-sized pieces.

Put the kale into a bag, drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp salt over the top

Close the bag and shake it all up!

Put parchment paper into a cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 5-15 min.
(Mine took 12 min.) Until the edges are browned and the leaves are crispy.

Mmm...looks good!

Enjoy. And eat them all at once...they don't store well.

Eliza approves. :)

It was a lot of fun making them. My only three disclaimers:
1. You should use the whole batch of kale if you're going to use the whole tbsp of oil and tsp of salt. I didn't use the whole thing and they were pretty salty. Still good, but I had to drink a lot of water with them.
2. I would like the call them kale crisps instead of kale chips. I had envisioned myself replacing tortilla chips with veggie chips for my salsa, but that, sadly will not be the case. The kale "crisps" are pretty delicate once their cooked. Enjoy it like you would enjoy popcorn.
3. Leave them uncovered and eat them all the same day. I tried to put them in a plastic bag and they lost the crispiness.

And...apparently kale is one of the healthiest veggies you can eat, so I'll be buying it more frequently in the future! Enjoy!

Love, K

1 comment:

Christina said...

Try it with coconut oil and make it even better and healthier ;)