Tonight was yet another first for me: making kale chips. I’ve only had kale stir fried, which is pretty good. I usually cook it with some chopped garlic, olive oil, and salt. But I’ve seen multiple recipes on “kale chips.” I wasn’t expecting something that could compete with actual chips….but as it turns out…these came pretty close.
I found a delicious looking recipe on the Steamy Kitchen’s website. It’s so simple, here are the ingredients you need:
- bunch of kale, or bag of kale
- some olive oil
- sea salt
First, I rinsed the bunch of kale off.
I read on the Steamy Kitchen’s website that you want the kale to be completely dry. She recommended a salad spinner…which of course, I do not have. So, I tried to soak up most of the moisture with paper towels. After it seemed dry enough, I cut up the kale in bite size pieces and drizzled it with olive oil.
I lined a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay the kale onto it. I ended up using 2 baking sheets because there was so much kale!
With the oven set to 350 degrees, the kale was ready to cook.
I cooked the kale for about 11 minutes. The website recommended cooking the kale until crispy, but not browned. If it turns brown it can taste a bit bitter. Looking back, I probably could have cooked it a couple more minutes. There were plenty of crispy pieces, but some weren’t quite there yet. Not that it mattered…we still scarfed them down!!
Finally, we loaded our plates with the kale, leftover chicken from last night, and quinoa.
The kale was pretty delicious! I will absolutely make this again. I think I prefer kale baked over stir frying it now. Next time maybe I’ll add some different spices other than salt!