I made my first batch of Kale Chips last night. I have two people in my life who have been raving about them, Shelley and Mandie -- So I thought I would give them a whirl. The ones that cooked correctly were wonderful!
Here is the process and the recipe:
1 bunch of Kale
Preheat Oven to:
375 - 400 degrees.
Wash kale and either spin dry or pat dry.
Remove leaves from the stems and tear kale in uniform chip sized pieces (for even cooking time).
Toss with olive oil. I used 2 teaspoons for this bunch. Or you could use sesame oil -- for added flavor.
Sprinkle with salt -- I used Garlic salt for an extra kick. You could use sea salt, regular salt, or any spices you might like.
I used a zip-lock container with a lid to shake kale to evenly distribute the oil.
I sprayed the cooking sheet with Pam -- and then laid the kale out in a single layer on sheet.
Place in over and cook for about 10 - 15 minutes.
Watch closely so they don't burn -- but the edges should be browned.
Tip -- make sure pieces are about the same size. If they are not crispy -- well, they just don't taste as good.
Get creative with the process.
A cup of kale has only 34 calories, 1.3 grams of fiber and .5 grams of fat.
I have heard that some people will spray Kale with Pam and forgo the olive oil -- which can reduce the overall calories as well.
If you are counting Weight Watchers points -- there is only 2 points in the whole batch! And it made a ton.
Here is a photo of some of the finished chips. Wonderful!
New adventures in eating -- at least this didn't come from a factory :)