Kale Chips

Category: Blog, Health Articles, Recipes • Sep 9 2014

My family and I eat these in place of potato chips.  My kids actually really enjoy them.

Kale Chip 9-09-14

Ingredients:
  • Organic Kale, enough to cover the bottom of a large cookie sheet
  • Real Salt, Himalayan Salt or Garlic Salt to season
  • Organic Olive Oil Spray
Directions:
  • Thoroughly wash and dry the kale leaves. Once dry, spray the front and back of the kale leaf with organic olive oil.  Massage the oil into the kale leaf ensuring to cover the front and back of the leaf.
  • Remove (rip) leaves away from center stem and tearing off pieces slightly bigger than a large potato chip.   Its good to go slightly bigger as the kale will shrink when cooked.
  • Get a large baking tray or cookie sheet and lightly spray the bottom of the pan with the organic olive oil spray.
  • Then arrange the kale pieces on the baking tray to cover pan but make sure to leave some space between each piece of kale as you don’t want the leaves touching.
  • Preheat the oven to 300 and then bake for about 15 minutes or until crispy.  Make sure to keep an eye on the kale as some ovens cook faster than other.  When cooked they are crunchy when you bite into them.  The kale chips are very sensitive to heat and sometimes the back of an oven is hotter than the front.  It might be a good idea to turn the cookie sheet half way through cooking.
  • When crunchy remove from oven and season with Real Salt, Himalayan Salt or garlic salt to taste or some of the other below suggestions.  Simply Organic has a very nice organic garlic salt contain; organic garlic powder, sea salt and organic parsley.
Common Mistakes:
  • Not drying your kale and leaving them too wet can make the leaves rubbery.
  • Not spraying with enough organic olive will make the leaves dry.
  • Spraying with too much olive oil can make them too rubbery.

For a Twist on the Traditional Kale Chips:

  • Himalayan Salt and cayenne pepper, one of my favorites!
  • Sesame oil in place of the olive oil.  Towards the last 7 minutes of cooking sprinkle some sesame seeds and a tiny bit of powdered ginger to give more of an Asian taste.  Add Himalayan Salt after the chips come out of the oven.
  • For an Italian theme sprinkle some garlic salt and parmesan cheese on top after the chips after they come out of the oven.  For a vegan option go with the  nutritional yeast flakes in place of the parmesan cheese.

 

Enjoy!!!
Dr. Rob

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