I have been seeing Kale Chips being talked about on many different sites on the internet.
So, seeing as I have a huge Kale plant in my garden that I am not entirely sure how to get into my family's stomach, I decided to try making them.
Here's the steps:
1. Pick your kale, either from the grocery store or your garden. I liked the crinkle-leafed variety better than the flat-leafed variety for this recipe.
2. Wash/rinse the Kale leaves, then dry with a clean kitchen towel.
3. Tear off chip-sized pieces, leaving the hard stem to put in the compost bin or give to the chickens.
4. Using oiled hands (I used Extra-Light-Tasting Olive Oil this time), rub oil into each piece and place on a cookie pan that has a sheet of foil on top of it.
5. Sprinkle with salt.
6. Bake at 375* for 10-15 minutes.
Watch closely--you want the edges browned and when you shake the pan they should slide around. You don't want limp kale chips, but you don't want charred kale dust either.
I thought they were pretty tasty. My oldest child thought they were "weirdly good/kinda bad", my second oldest ate one but made it clear he did not want another (my picky boy-give him points for at least trying one), and my daughter keeps going back for more. Hubby wasn't home to try them, and I ate what the kids didn't eat.
For some reason, my camera was on the fritz when I tried taking pics. This is as good as it gets until I try making them again: