Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kale Chips!

Right now the hot super food is Kale. Kale is a dark leafy green that not only is low in calories, it is packed with all sorts of nutrients! According to WebMD one cup of Kale contains fiber, calcium, vitamin B6, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K - which means ANTIOXIDANTS!
It is also known to be a good source of copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. 

How could you not want to eat it?! Okay... well.. it is bitter and not the prettiest of veggies BUT I am going to show you a way that actually makes it very tasty! 

Ready for it? Kale Chips!

They are very simple. Start by preheating your oven to 250 degrees. Cooking them at a lower temperature allows them to get super crispy without getting that burnt taste..

Then wash and dry kale leaves and separate out the stems- they can be tossed (or put in decomposer).

Next tear or cut the leaves into two and three inch sections and place in a bowl.

Drizzle with Olive Oil

Massage the olive oil into the leaves - they will go from being a flat green to a very shiny darker green. 

Place the oiled leaves onto a foil lined pan and sprinkle salt and pepper

Then place chips into oven!

Bake for about 20-25 minutes until the kale is nice and crispy!
Warning: They will shrink up significantly so it is okay to fill the pan

Once they are done, take out and place on a plate and once they are cool they are ready to eat!

The best part is they are not bitter at all AND they satisfy that salty & crunchy craving!

Store them in a zip lock bag or air tight container and they will stay fresh and crispy for a few days!



1 comment:

  1. I LOVE kale chips too. They've been my new summer go-to treat. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)