Kale chips

I have bought kale chips before, but never actually made them myself until now. We had some at a pre-wedding party in Colorado, and they were so good I was motivated to try them out.

I used a recipe from Smitten Kitchen, but really you don’t much of a recipe for these. You just toss torn pieces of kale with salt and olive oil and bake them at 300 for 20 minutes or so.

If you want a different flavor you can spice them up with curry powder, garlic powder, black pepper, or whatever sounds good to you. They come out airy, crisp, and a lot tastier than you would expect. If you’re having a hard time getting dark greens into your diet, this is the perfect way to do it. Juicing is also great.

Next time I will make sure to dry the leaves more thoroughly before I bake them, and I will divide the leaves up into two pans so it’s not as crowded. Some of my leaves didn’t get as crispy as I would have liked.

I used the curly variety of kale, and I like that one best for this preparation. So go forth, and bake kale!