Thin & Crispy Seasoned Kale Chips
When trying to eat healthy, we need to find tasty and satisfying alternatives to our favorite foods. If you love the salty and crispiness of potato chips, these kale chips can help to satisfy that craving. Although easy to make, you have to be aware of a few things before you make them for the first time.
All ovens are different, so you need to find the temperature and time that works best for your particular oven. Because they burn quickly, you have to watch them closely. Err on the side of caution and use a 325 degree oven and start checking them at 5 minutes. As soon as you see they are getting crispy, pull them out of the oven.
You should dry all the the leaves before you put them in the oven.
When preparing them, rip the leaves from the stem into bite-sized pieces. Don’t soak them in olive oil. Sprinkle a bit on the kale leaves and then gently rub them on the leaf to try to get it as even as possible.
You can season them with any type of seasoning that you like. You can start with salt and add any flavors you like. Experiment and have fun with them.
A tasty alternative to potato chips for anyone who is trying to eat healthier.
- 2 large bunches kale, tough stems removed and torn into chunks
- 1½ - 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 T. smoked paprika
- 2 t. garlic powder
- 2 t. ground cumin
- Sea salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 325°F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside.
- Wash kale leaves and dry completely before adding to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with a little olive oil and toss to combine while rubbing each leaf with your fingers to make sure it is evenly coated in oil.
- Sprinkle smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cumin on top of kale and season with sea salt, to taste. Toss until evenly combined.
- Arrange seasoned kale leaves on prepared baking sheet in a single layer, being careful to not overcrowd them. Work in batches, if necessary.
- Place baking sheet in pre-heated oven and bake for 5-6 minutes before rotating the pan. Bake for another 1-2 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove chips from oven when they are still mostly green, with only a tiny bit of brown developing.
- Let chips sit for 2-3 minutes to crisp up a bit more before serving. Enjoy!
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