Skill a Week: Kale Chips

I was poking around online for information on kale (for my green smoothies), and I found a recipe for kale chips. It’s dead simple and tastes good. The only downside – it requires turning on the oven. But I don’t mind that so much in winter – the oven doubles as a heater.

Kale Chips

Ingredients:

  • Kale
  • Oil Spray (Pam)
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Tear or cut kale leaves off the central stem into potato chip-sized pieces
  3. Place kale rounded side down onto baking sheet
  4. Give a quick spray of pam across the leaves (I used butter flavor, but olive oil flavor would work as well)
  5. Cover leaves first with garlic powder, then a few shakes of salt, and finally a dusting of cayenne pepper
  6. Bake for 10 minutes
  7. Eat.

First off, keep a close eye on these – the cooking time is a bit sensitive and you don’t want them to char. The chips are intense. The garlic, salt and pepper really pack a punch. The texture isn’t really similar to potato chips – it’s closer to dried seaweed you might find in sheets at an asian grocery store.

I’ve heard of other variations with, among other things: soy sauce, black pepper, onion powder, etc. Try and see what you get.

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