If you know me you know that I love food. I absolutely love food. I love making it and I love eating it so, for this blog, I decided to talk about a snack I like to make that is easy to do, healthy for you, and really tasty.
I remembered hearing about it as a potato chip substitute on some morning show and decided to try it out one day. It was one of the best decisions I've made, they're really good. And the best part is is they're simple to make too.
All you will need for kale chips are:
First, pre heat your oven to 275°.
Wash your kale just in case there's some dirt left on it.
Next, you get your kale—my dad usually gets it from the farmer's market for absolute freshness. I suggest getting it from there if you can. If not, your local grocery store is good too—and you take the leaves off the ribs. Make sure they're not too big but not too small either. If they're too small when you take them off then they'll shrink too much in the oven.
Put the leaves in a bowl and drizzle with a little olive oil. (Don't use too much or the kale will be too soggy to dry out.) Use your hands to spread the olive oil over the kale.
Next, place the kale in one layer on a pan, any size will be fine. I usually use 9x11. After that you choose any seasoning you want and sprinkle it on top, or don't use any seasoning at all! I usually use onion powder and garlic powder.
NOTE: Use the seasoning LIGHTLY. Kale shrinks when it dries out and if you put too much seasoning on it will become intensified due to he smaller surface area. My dad and I learned tha the hard way with garlic powder. Won't make that mistake again.
After the seasoning has been sprinkled on, put the pan in the oven for about twenty minutes, maybe a little longer. The leaves will have shrunk due to he moisture having dried up.
Remove from he oven, let the pan cool a little, and snack away!
Warning: these can become addictive. Just ask anyone in my family. ;)
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