Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kale Chips

By Kathryn Washburn Breighner

I have read about kale chips for awhile but the concept didn't click with me. I  bought kale a few days ago and wanted a new recipe. So I did kale chips. Outstanding! This will be often repeated.

And they couldn't be easier. I washed a bunch of kale and tore them into 3-4" pieces and put them into a deep bowl. I had about 8 cups of torn pieces.

In a small bowl, I blended about 3 T olive oil, 1 T cider vinegar, sea salt and pepper and poured them over the kale pieces. Using my hands, I tossed and tossed and tossed the kale so that each piece was well coated.

Using 2 cookie sheets lined with Silpat baking sheets (or aluminum foil), I spread out the kale pieces, and put them into a 350 degree F oven. Within 5 minutes, the kale began wilting and after 20 minutes, the edges were turning brown. They came out of the oven crisp and oh, so tasty! 

These are great warm or at room temperature. What a treat.