Never one to give up on the first try, I decided to try making them at home. I love kale, and the chips I made at home were night and day better than the ones from the health food store. I would like to eventually get a dehydrator, and make the chips that way, but these were made in the oven. This recipe uses one bunch of kale.
|Kale leaves are so beautiful to me! It is such a robust leaf!|
STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash the kale thoroughly then remove the stems! Pull kale into bite size pieces.
STEP 2: Dry the kale as much as possible!
I use a towel to get the leaves a little more dry before cooking.
STEP 3: Drizzle the kale with one tablespoon of olive oil and salt it to taste. I am not a salt lover, so I probably use about 1/4 a teaspoon of salt in mine.
STEP 4: Bake it about 10 to 15 minutes until chips are crispy. Some of the chips will cook faster than others, so remove the cooked ones and place the rest back in the oven until they are done.
Even blackjack got excited about these. Just the thought of people food makes him crazy!
This is how they look when they are done. They are crunchy like a chip!
One tip I would add is that a Silpat works great for these. If you have not gotten one yet, they are amazing and very inexpensive! I got mine from Amazon, and I have used it for about two years for everything that I bake. It is great for any type of cookies, whoopie pies, biscuits, and much more! I hope you enjoy these kale chips!
If you make them, post below and let me know how you like them. Have you ever bought some new type of food that turned out to be disgusting?