I did some research online and found out that kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamins K and D, and contain some calcium. It is a powerful antioxidant and is believed to have potent anti-cancer properties. Hello, super food!
So in conclusion, I made these "chips" today and was shocked at how tasty they were. Not quite potato-ey, but light and crisp. Best part? My kids devoured them. My son even said he'd like them in his lunchbox.
A special thanks to all the fabulous ladies that lead me to this super nutritious snack. I'm so glad I finally tried it!
Baked Kale Chips
- 1 large bunch of kale
- 1 to 2 tsp olive oil
- kosher or sea salt
In a large, dry bowl, toss the kale with the olive oil, enough to lightly coat the kale.
Spread the kale out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or non-stick mat. Do a single layer and try not to overlap the kale. You may have to do two batches.
Put them into the oven and bake for 12-15 (or longer!) minutes or until they are crisp but remove right before they start to brown. Cooking time depends on your oven and kale. I made another batch on a different day and it took 20 minutes; you can always check the crispness by carefully touching a piece.
Remove from the oven, let cool for a few minutes and then use a turner/spatula to scoop them into a serving dish. Give a light sprinkling of sea salt, a small pinch will do.