I don’t think I’d had kale until a few years ago. I had bought a bag at Trader Joe’s by accident and then feverishly googled what to do with it. I ended up making a batch of kale chips on the grill, which was the best decision ever! There are tons of different kale chip recipes out there and mine isn’t anything fancy, but I thought I would share. It also gave me a wonderful excuse to make some. It’s been an hour since I’ve pulled them out of the oven and they are, seriously, all gone.
I’m a mindless snacker, so having kale chips around the house is a super healthy option to potato chips or pretzels and they are super easy to make!
Kale (either a bunch or in a bag, it doesn’t really matter)
Salt, to taste
Cayenne Pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
If using a bunch of kale, break into smaller pieces and throw away stems. In a small bowl put a teeny bit of olive oil. Dip your fingers (which are clean), into the olive oil and rub into each leaf. I like to lay out a cookie sheet and grab bunches at a time and quickly massage the oil in. You don’t have to be precise, and it shouldn’t be drenched, just a darker shade of green. Add salt and cayenne to taste. Bake for 15 minutes.