Yield: about 40 chips
The new craze sweeping the nation involves the simplest of preparations but the end result is surprisingly delicious! These addictive snacks are crispy and flavorful (like green potato chips!) and oh so very good for you.
- 1 bunch kale (I prefer dinosaur kale, but any type works beautifully) Add to list
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Add to list
- Salt, to taste Add to list
Preheat oven to 300° F.
Wash kale and dry well. Remove the center stem from kale leaves and cut each half leaf into about 3 pieces. Place the pieces in a large bowl and drizzle with oil. With your fingers, massage oil into all of the little nooks and crannies of the kale.
Spread out kale onto baking pans in a single layer (this helps make them crispy). Roast for 12 to 20 minutes (depending on how hearty the kale leaves are) or until it starts to gently brown at the edges and becomes crisp. Don't overcook.
Sprinkle with sea salt and eat sooner rather than later. Bet you can't eat just one!
For sea salt and vinegar chips: Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon vinegar on kale before roasting, or you can use a good-quality vinegar as a dipping sauce after the chips are cooked.
Recipe by, PCC Chef
Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on March 12, 2011.