It was a bit time consuming to cut them all out, but I did it. Being my mother’s daughter, though, I do hate to waste them. Any ideas? Otherwise I’ll chop them up and compost them! I have enough soup stock already! Next time, I think I’ll time my kale purchase with the need to make soup stock.
I did my research this morning at various websites, including Canadian Living, All Recipes, Kath Eats and finally Straight . There are more and you could spend a day checking them all out, but here it is in a nutshell – or rather a bowl full:
I made three batches of chips, each with their own flavouring:
- Salish Smoked salt from Just a Pinch which I buy at the Co-op deli. (Love this salt a lot!)
- Club House Salmon spice mix
- home-made Italian seasoning
I’ve listed them in the order that I like them. But the beauty of this is that you can make them what ever flavour you like or have available!
So here’s the simple formula for making kale chips:
1 bunch of kale. Cut out the center rib and then cut the leafy part into 6 to 8 pieces (they will shrink!)
2 tsp. oil. You can use olive or canola. Maybe sesame. I found 2 tsp. to be enough.
Flavouring: Whatever flavouring you choose, don’t go overboard. I know that there’s a lot of kale in that bowl – but there isn’t a lot of chip left in the pan when you’re done!
Toss the kale with the oil and flavouring. Place in two 9 x 13 pans. I found that this made for more even baking.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 12 – 15 minutes, flipping the chips in the middle.
BUT… don’t go crazy eating these things. I put this recipe in “MyFitnessPal” and if you eat the whole batch – 305 calories! I’ll divide them into thirds in a bit and have a veggie snack ready to go!
Enjoy experimenting with these! You can have something different every time!
PS: On the green side of things, I got the kale on sale for 99 cents a bunch! I think I will try to grow some this year!
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