Talk about the simplest, tastiest, healthiest snack on the planet. I literally make midnight runs to the grocery to pick up kale when the craving for kale chips sets in (alas, I don't grow it in my little garden). Made a big batch tonight because of that very urge. They really do make you feel as though you're eating junk food (salty! crispy!) when that couldn't be farther from the truth. Low-calorie and chock full of iron, fiber, antioxidants, beta carotene, and vitamin K, it's a downright power veggie. Bring it on.
So to make kale chips:
- break the leaves off of the thick stems in bite-size chunks
- toss with a drizzle of olive oil
- season with kosher salt (or any flavored salt/seasoning that you like)
- bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes, or until the edges start to turn brown.
OMG - is my batch finished yet???