Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Kale Chips? Did we run out of potatoes?
But trust me, they're worth it.
These little crisps are a healthy, tasty, innovative (and trendy!) alternative to classic potato chips and really easy to make.
There are a few different versions floating around the internet, some with vinegar and others with seasonings like chili powder, but I think simple is the best way to go (at least to start).
Before you get started on the kale, preheat your oven to 250. Next, thoroughly clean one bunch of kale (this is really for two people, if you're making these for a large group, you may want to buy a few bunches and work in batches) and make sure it is completely dry before you put it in the oven. This point is very important because your goal is to dehydrate the kale; wet kale will simply steam.
Next, tear your kale into chip-sized squares and lay them out on a greased or non-stick foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle a little olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and toss to coat each piece evenly.
Throw the kale in the oven and it should emerge crispy and yummy after about 20 minutes (the edges of the kale pieces get a little brown).
This is one that's too easy not to try for your next party.
Let me know how your kale chips go over. Did you try any variations?