In the spring, I make lots of mental notes that go something like "Oh, I'll have to try that this summer!" and my "to do in the summer" list grows and grows. Pinterest helps this list get longer and longer! Kale chips seem to be all the rage right now - a trendy, healthy food! So with a rainy day at home, inpsiration from Pinterest, a little online research and advice from Christel via Facebook, I made my first batch of kale chips this afternoon.
Making Kale Chips
3) Lay kale out on cookie sheet in one layer (use another cookie sheet if needed) and place in a preheated 350 degree oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes. I started checking at 10 and many of my pieces were not dried. I finally took out the really crispy pieces at 14 minutes and put the rest back in for another 2 minutes. I am guessing the baking times depends on the original moisture level in the kale or its freshness.
3 our of 4 us liked, but not loved, the kale chips. I don't think kale chips will replace our love of potato chips but they were a different side dish for our bbq pulled chicken sandwiches for dinner this evening. And just fyi, I don't usually have Meyer Lemon olive oil or bacon salt as part of my pantry but I recently received them as gifts from some thoughtful colleagues who know my foodie tendencies!