It’s true—you’re eating kale the wrong way. I know you don’t like the way kale tastes. I don’t either, but kale chips are the way to go. They are light, crispy, healthy, inexpensive, they actually taste good, AND they benefit your body. You might as well stop everything that you’re doing and make these kale chips NOW!
Here’s what you need:
- A bundle of kale
- Shaved or powdered Parmesan (I use powdered)
- Garlic powder 1 1/2 teaspoons
- Salt 1/2 teaspoons
- Olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons
- Seasoning salt 1 teaspoons
- Salt 6 tablespoon (saltwater bath)
Ok, so hear me out. You may think that these are a lot of steps, BUT it’s going to be worth it in the end. OH, I almost forgot. Preheat your oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit or 148 Celsius.
- First you need to clean your kale. I do this by giving the kale a salt water soak. A salt water soak is just like how it sounds. It’s a bowl filled with water and a lot of salt. Soaking your vegetables in salt allows the pesticides to come off of the vegetable. Put your kale in a bowl and fill it with water, the water should be just above the kale. Then put 6 tablespoons of salt in the bowl. Let it soak for 10 min.
- Once the kale is done soaking, rinse it off with cold water. You don’t want the first and pesticides to still be on the kale. YUCK.
- Next, lay your kale out on a flat surface and begin patting it dry with a paper towel or a clean cloth. Dry the kale off as much as possible, you don’t want it to steam in the oven. Trust me, it’s not good.
- When your kale is dry, you have to detach the leaf from the stem. All you do is grab the leaf closest to the stem and rip. It should come right off. Put the pieces in a clean bowl.
- It’s now time to season. My favorite part! Pour your olive oil, salt, garlic powder and seasoning salt in the bowl that you put your kale in and begin to mix.
- When you are done mixing, lay the kale on a baking pan/sheet. It’s ok if some are overlapping, but make sure it’s not too much in the pan.
If you made it this far, I want to congratulate you. It’s been a journey and it’s coming to an end very soon. It’s now time to bake.
- Slide your baking pan/sheet into your preheated oven, and leave them in for 10 minutes. Turn the pan around after 10 min and leave them in for 10-12 more minutes or until crispy.
- Take them out and let them cool down for 3-5 minutes.
Parm time!: When the kale chips are cool, put them in a ziplock or a bowl and toss them with the Parmesan cheese. I didn’t put a specific amount of cheese because some people like a lot of cheese on their kale whips while others like a little bit. Once you are done, take them out and eat!
Well, the journey has come to an end. I’m kinda getting glassy eyes, but it’s okay. I taught you a lot and I really hope you enjoy this healthy snack. Oh, and I told you that this is the best way to eat kale.
Madison Stewart – Brooks – DMSF