Hey! A food post!
Lately I’ve been devouring kale chips like crazy. Like. CRAZY! To the point where I’m driving Bryan a bit bonkers because a) what an odd thing to be obsessed with and b) he HATES the smell, taste, everything. I’ma eat ’em anyways though.
I know there’s 9485495 billion kale chip recipes out there, but this one is my own and I think it’s pretty yummy.
Preheat the oven to 300 F.
Chop up some fresh, clean kale into chip-sized pieces. I like mine to be a touch bigger. Place the kale into a bowl and then drizzle some oil on top (I use Becel oil – which has cut down on how oily and greasy our food is in general!). You want just enough oil that each leaf is coated, but not soaked, so just add a little bit at a time. I massage the oil into the leaves with my hands which is messy, but it makes is very easy to get the oil into all the little curls and folds.
Next comes the seasoning. I start by pouring just a little bit of white vinegar in. The vinegar is what really makes my chips delicious, and doesn’t matter what flavouring I want, I always add vinegar first. It really only takes a very small amount, even if you have quite a bit of kale. Then I sprinkle onion powder, salt (table, or sea salt), and seasoning powder on top. This is just the flavour that I enjoy best, and I do it to taste, making sure to smell the kale frequently until I am satisfied. Next it’s time to get messy again, and toss the kale until the seasoning is well distributed.
Some people line their cookie sheets/trays with parchment paper, but I rarely have any on hand so I’ve found tin foil works just fine, and there is no need to spray or grease it before hand. Lay out the kale, making sure there is little to no overlap so that you have better odds of maximum crispyness.
Into the oven! I recommend setting your timer for 8 minutes, then checking on the kale. Usually I need to put it in for another 4-5 more minutes. Then, when everything is crispy and yummy smelling, pull the pan out of the oven and you can start eating right away! I love it when my chips are still a little bit warm.