Do you believe in destiny? First it was my friend Cathy and her husband raving about the chips they had made with some kale from their backyard… Then it was my favourite store for produce, The Rootcellar, sharing a recipe for kale chips on their Facebook page… Then it was finding some great, local kale while shopping at The Rootcellar… so I thought, well, it’s meant to be, I better try making some of these kale chips! They turned out great! Both crispy and airy at the same time, those kale chips disappear in your mouth after the first crunchy bite or two. Definitely healthier than potato chips, and probably just as addictive, give them a try!
1 head of kale
3 to 4 tablespoons of olive oil (enough to coat the kale leaves)
Sprinkle of sea salt
Sprinkle of freshly ground pepper
Wash kale and dry really, really well (otherwise you’ll get steamed kale chips instead of crispy kale chips!). Preheat oven to 250. Remove the rib from the centre of each kale leaf and discard, cut kale leaves into smaller pieces (bite-size), you can do this with your fingers. Place pieces in a bowl, incorporate the olive oil, salt and pepper and get your hands in there moving things around making sure all the kale pieces are thoroughly coated. Place kale pieces on a baking sheet with enough space between them (not too crowded) and put in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, until they are crisp. Gently place them on a serving dish and enjoy!