Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kale Chips - Easy power packed nutritional snack

Kale is such a powerful green! It's packed with antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C & K as well as beta carotene.

Kale chips couldn't be easier to make. They are simple and quick and they disappear just as quickly as they were prepared in my home.

Here's what you'll need. Please don't be overwhelmed by the ingredient list, it's daunting, but stick with me.

1 Bunch of Kale
2(ish) tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt
Your favorite seasoning, if desired. ( I actually used Melting Pot's Garlic and Wine Seasoning)

Got it? Good.

Preheat your oven to 350. Honestly you'll be done preparing this dish long before the oven is even at temperature.

Wash your kale and pat it dry. With a sharp knife, remove the rib of the the kale from each leaf. Rough chop it in fairly large pieces. The kale will shrink big time in the oven. Place prepared kale in a large dish. Drizzle it with 1T of olive oil and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Toss it with your hands and repeat with the olive oil and salt. Dump it all on to a baking sheet and spread into a single layer. Add additional seasoning.

Place it in the oven and cook 15-20 minutes. Honestly, I'd start checking it at 12 minutes though. Remove from oven when crispy. Let the chips cool and then try not to eat them too quickly!


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