How to Make Salt and Pepper Kale Chips (Why Make Salt and Pepper Kale Chips)

Kale is amazing, so says all people alive with mouths. You have a kale salad and it changes your whole life (here’s the one that changed mine). You feel great, your oxidants are getting zapped or whatever, and obviously your skin and hair look perfect instantly; you’re made entirely of vitamin K and fiber. You’re thinking, “I’m invincible. I will eat kale every day!” So you buy a bunch of kale and then like four days later, you’re thinking, ” Oh @!#&, I forgot we had kale. Now it’s all wilty.”

I’m not saying that this happened to me, but this weekend I did make some kale chips with some slightly wilted kale (pictured). Like kale itself, kale chips are amazing. I have been known to pay ten dollars a box for bombay cheddar kale chips at my local Organic Extortioners, so you know they’re good to eat plain. Kale chips are also great mixed back into raw salads to provide a different texture, like kale croutons. And somewhere I’ve been eating a sandwich that has a spread on it made out of roasted kale, cream cheese, and other delicious things. So you see, not only are kale chips good, they’re practically a staple that you should have around your house at all times, like eggs. Making them is easy –

Salt and Pepper Kale Chips

  • a bunch of kale
  • baking sheet
  • non-stick spray
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • or other seasoning

Directions

Step 1: Prepare. Pre-heat the oven to 275 degrees. Throughly wash the kale and cut off any dead ends. Squeeze out excess water or towel dry. Contemplate your future. Do you see yourself eating salt and pepper kale chips or, say, coriander ranch kale chips? Round up some ingredients. Salt and pepper is kind of a classic flavor profile, but I also recommend

Alt 1: Get some powdered Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix (no seriously) and use that along with a few grinds of dried coriander

Alt 2: Super-thin microplaned parmesan cheese and paprika

Step 2: Arrange kale. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Spray the kale as well. Then drizzle several teaspoons of olive or other oils on the leaves.

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Step 2 looks like this.

Step 3: Bake the kale in the center of the oven for 40-50 minutes. Remove from the oven to a wire rack to cool. Sprinkle with salt and pepper or other seasonings if desired.

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Kale will be crispy with slightly browned edges when finished.

That’s it. Now you have kale chips. Enjoy!

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