How to Make SPICY KALE CHIPS

How to Make SPICY KALE CHIPS

Difficulty Chef hatChef hatChef hatChef hatChef hat easy | Preparation time Time left 20 min | Servings Bell covering hot dish 1 bowl of chips

This spring we turned to gardening. One of the jewels of our lovely garden is Kale – that giant leafy green veggie coming from the cabbage family. It grew so fast and big and in some moment we didn´t know what to do with it. Turned out you can do many things out of it – pickle it, make sauteed kale with garlic and onion, boil it as a side dish or even eat it fresh.

We discovered this fun and easy recipe and decided to give it a try. Kale chips is great choice for a movie nights, as a healthy snack or for the ones who normally don’t like to much greenies – the form of salty, crispy chips is what makes it appealing even to the picky eaters.

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Ingredients

Bunch of kale leaves
– 3 tablespoons of olive oil 
– 1 tsp of salt (Himalayan or any other)
– 1/4 tsp of dry garlic
– 1 tsp of dry onion
– 1/4 tsp of chilly powder or chilly flakes
– 1 /2
tsp turmeric
– 1 tsp of sweet paprika.

Steps

1. Wash the Kale leaves

2. Separate the leaves from the stems and break the leaves in few smaller pieces.  

3. Dry the leaves with a clean kitchen cloth until they are fully dry (this is part of the crunchy secret)

4. Slightly spray the pieces of kale leaves with oil but don’t make them soak in oil 

5. Preheat the oven at 150`C

6. Prepare the spice mix with garlic, dry onion, salt , chilly powder or chilly flakes, turmeric and sweet paprika – mix it all together in a small bowl

7. Prepare the oven tray with baking paper on it and place the kale leaves into the tray – make sure to not pile them up

8. Sprinkle the kale leaves with the mixture of spices

9. Let it bake for 10 minutes. After that time you can open, remove the pieces that are already done and bake for another few minutes or until the remaining leaves look crispy.

10. You will realize when they are ready because they will look like fully dehydrated, crispy and slightly golden on the edges.

Kale chips – ready to eat

Tips

*Bake the leaves in single layers – DON’T pile them up – only 1 layer of leaves per baking round.

*Crunchy but not burned – it is important to watch them from time to time so you don’t let them burn. Although we will be baking in a low temperature, it can happen in a of blink of an aye to pass the way from crunchy to burned.

*Eat now, not tomorrow – although it is possible to keep them for some time, the best is to eat them on the spot as the leaves will be more crunchy when they are fresh from the oven. The more you leave them uneaten the more humid they will get with the time.

*Do them as you like – you can do them only with salt and pepper, or dry cilantro, rosemary, oregano… whatever you like! just remember DON’T use WET ingredients (other than oil).

Served Kale chips

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