Friday, January 17, 2014

Garlic Peppered Salted Kale Chips Recipe

Garlic Peppered and Salted Kale Chip Recipe
The first time I heard the words Kale Chips, they got my attention. I thought they were talking about something to do with NASCAR. Maybe the three time champion had decided to bring out his own flavor of BBQ 'Tater' Chips?  What could be more inviting than auto racing mixed with potato chips?  I didn't see them in the chip aisle, so I asked one of the employees.  He said I was looking in the wrong place, and I needed to be in produce.
I still didn't see them.  I asked the produce manager, and he told me I'd have to make them.  He walked me over to this big clump of green leafy stuff called kale.  He said just to bake them at 350 for about 15 minutes and they would be 'Kale Chips"  I wasn't crazy about the idea of greens, but the word chip held my attention. So I bought some.  I've bought plenty more since.

How To Make Kale Chips

Making kale chips is relatively simple. There's not a lot to it.   Here are the main ingredients in this Kale Chip Recipe:
  • Two bunches of kale
  • Olive Oil
  • Some garlic powder, pepper, and salt
  • Parchment paper
Basic instructions:
  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Dry the kale
  • Drizzle the oil on the kale
  • Put the parchment paper on a cookie sheet
  • Put the kale on the parchment paper
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on your oven...until they are crisp.  Flip them if you want. It wont hurt nothing, and there are no kale chip policemen that will visit your house. 
  • Once they are crisp, take them out and sprinkle some garlic powder, salt, and pepper on them.  I use about 1 tbs of garlic, 1 tbsp pepper, and about 1/2 tbsp of salt.  But you can mix to your own taste. In fact, I recommend it. 
There are a couple of things you need to make sure of though. 

  • Make sure the kale is really dry.  No. I mean.. really really dry. 
  • At about 10 minutes look in the oven and either take them out, or flip them if they need it. Don't let them burn. 
  • Don't put them in a plastic lidded container afterwards.  Or even a ziploc baggie.  They don't store that well. Eat all that you make. 

I've tried them with all sorts of spices on them.  They are all pretty long as you let the kale get crisp.

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