Some recipes sound a lot harder than they actually are.
This is one of them.
Maybe it’s the fact that a lot of people haven’t heard of kale or don’t know what it looks like. Maybe it’s because making chips out of a vegetable sounds like a complex and tedious endeavor. Whatever it is, kale chips don’t deserve the difficult reputation that most novice cooks associate with them.
They are actually one of the easiest and tastiest recipes I have ever tried. They’re so easy in fact, that I am kind of upset with myself that it took me over 6 months of eating Paleo to finally give them a shot.
I guess what I am trying to say is, don’t make the same mistake that I did. Once you take your first crunchy bite of these chips, you will want to make them a weekly staple just as I have.
Here’s a great recipe to pop your kale chips cherry!
1 Bushel of Kale
2 TBSP Coconut Oil (melted)
1 Lime (Juiced)
Garlic salt, pepper, and cayenne
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grab the stem of each kale leaf and slide your other hand down the stem to separate the leaves from the stem.
Break up the separated leaves into large chip size pieces and toss in a large bowl.
Pour the coconut oil, lime juice, and seasoning onto the kale and use your hands to toss it like a salad.
Spread the seasoned kale pieces evenly on 2 large aluminum foil lined baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
Remove from the oven and you can start eating them immediately!
Other Noteworthy Tips:
1) Don’t overdress the kale. A little oil/vinegar/juice goes a long way. Use extra spices for flavor, not extra dressing.
2) The kale will shrink in the oven so make the pieces larger than normal chips.
3) The kale can be touching but not overlapping on the baking sheet. Too much overlap will make the kale soggy. You will probably need at least 2 large baking sheets just for one bushel.
This recipe is very specific but kale chips can be made with just about any oil/vinegar combination and seasonings. Play around with different combinations to come up with your own personal favorite!