Last night I baked a batch of kale chips that were delish. So delish that I decided to share with the world via Facebook the following status: “I just baked kale chips. I ate them. I ate ALL of them.” That status prompted a flurry of comments, all of them demanding I post the recipe.
So, friends, here’s the recipe I used. It’s so dang easy I can’t even begin to explain.
1 bunch kale (I used Dinosaur kale, but any type will do)
Optional: Nutritional Yeast
Optional: Pandora 80′s Pop Music station while you prepare.
1. Preheat oven to 350. Wash kale and dry thoroughly. Tear leaves into small pieces, discarding the thick stems. Put into bowl.
2. Drizzle olive oil onto kale and mix well. I like to get in there with my hands and massage the oil into the kale so everything is covered with oil.
3. Sprinkle some sea salt and nutritional yeast and mix in. The amount is up to you. I tend to go heavy on the nutritional yeast because I like the “cheesy” flavor it gives.
4. Spread the kale out in a SINGLE layer on a baking sheet (you can cover with parchment paper or foil for easy cleanup). Pop into the oven for 10-15 minutes until crispy! To not burn the kale, you have to keep checking once you hit the 8-10 minute mark, depending on your oven.
5. Eat kale chips and ENJOY!!
PS. These can be made with other leafy greens, too. I’m experimenting with collards next!