Things you will need:
1 bunch of Kale
a knife and cutting board
seasonings (my favorite is salt, pepper, and cayenne)
oven set to 180-200 degrees F.
|Today we have enlisted the help of a little man |
who has already been snacking on some Kale.
Excuse the sweetheartedness of this picture.
The first thing you must do is wash all the little garden friends off the kale. I just used water but I bought Organic so it doesn't need too much of a scrub .
Next you need to remove the stalk from the Kale if you don't you'll end up with sharp little spears that like to poke you. Plus the stalk is very bitter. So not so fun. I find it is easies if you lay the kale on its side and just make one swipe with the knife along the stem cutting both leaves. It works really slick.
I was actually sad to see this waste. My chickens won't eat it and I almost ran out and bought some rabbits just to give them this treat. Here is what you will be left with. The leaves you see are really wilted and I didn't want to make a chip with them so that is why they are there.
Next drizzle olive oil or any type of oil you prefer over the de-stemmed Kale.
|"Mommy, this is my working face."|
Make sure to mix thoroughly so each piece of Kale has oil on it, but not enough that it is soaked and soggy.
Orion was pretty excited about this part.
Now you have two options you can either put on dehydrator sheets and season to your liking. Then Dry until crispy like a chip or you can do as I did and seasoned them on the pans that go in our convection oven.
Set the oven to 180-200 degrees and bake until crispy like a chip, you may have to mix up the leaves in order to get them all dried.
NOTE: If you are using a regular oven not set to convection (where it blows air) you may want to crack the door open, or else the leaves will just steam.
Here they are in their crispy goodness.
|"iHEART kale chips!"|
This treat is guaranteed to make you "chipper". Sorry I had to.