I love kale chips.
When baked correctly, kale chips absolutely satisfy that guilty craving for my old vice: potato chips. Soaked in disgusting, genetically modified, un-pronounceable ingredients, it’s those awful potato chips that I convince myself I don’t really miss… even though sometimes, in the dark of night, I do. Thank you, delicious kale chips, for helping me kick the transfatty habit!
Kale chips baked IN-correctly? Yeah, they just make me really mad. So here’s my recipe and special notes–after many, many attempts gone horribly awry–for creating your own perfect kale chips. Enjoy!
Kale Chips Recipe
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Grease a large pan with olive oil. (NOTE: I use a MISTO and then rub the oil around with my fingers to make sure there are no exposed spots.)
- Clean kale thoroughly and pat dry. (NOTE: I leave mine to dry on towels for a couple hours before baking to remove excess moisture, which helps chips bake more evenly without burning.)
- Remove stems and tear leaves into large pieces — no smaller than the size of your palm until you’ve done this a few times and can go smaller. (NOTE: Keep your chips as close to the same size as possible, and err on the side of too large rather than too small to avoid burning.)
- Place the kale — no overlapping — on your large pan. (NOTE: I use only one pan at a time and cook in multiple batches instead of using 3 pans at once because they never seem to cook evenly across multiple pans.)
- Sprinkle with himalayan salt. I also use organic garlic powder.
- Bake 7 minutes, remove from oven, and flip with tongs (or fingers).
- Bake another 5 minutes, and move each chip to a large bowl to cool while you make your next batch.
- Try not to eat them all before your next batch is done!
p.s. I’m including this recipe under “Baby/Toddler Recipes” also. They are a fun finger food for your little one to enjoy… if you’re kind enough to share. Just go lighter on the salt. (For the record, I was absolutely planning to share Paul’s half of our last batch with Samantha, but he insisted on eating them himself. Sorry, Samantha.)