I know what you are going to say…kale chips…really??? But I can honestly say that baking your kale and creating a kale chip really is amazing…it’s healthy and super easy to make. And let’s face it, here in California every where you turn, it’s all about “kale…kale…kale” pretty much anything kale, cold kale salads, sauteed kale, kale chips…it’s like we can’t get enough kale.
I was first introduced to kale chips about 5 years ago when I was celebrating an anniversary at our local Four Seasons Hotel, they were offering a cooking class and in the class we made baked kale chips I remembered really enjoying them and thinking I’d be making baked kale chips all the time….then I forgot about them lol. Recently my girlfriend Susan came over and brought some kale chips as an appetizer and immediately it brought me back to that class, so of course I decided to make them for myself.
Even my son Jacob loved these kale chips and he’s my picky eater…so if Jacob will eat them…anyone will eat them!
In purchasing kale I find that the bagged stuff is not as fresh as I would like it and for this recipe it won’t work as it’s pretty much chopped up already. The kale in the vegetable section is the best one, the greener the better…the leaves will feel “waxy” and go for the biggest bunch.
Basically you take your kale, see how big the leaves are and how green?
you remove the leaves from the stems
break up the leaves, wash them, pat them dry and cut them into larger pieces (they shrink when they bake)
coat them with your favorite seasonings, here I tried some with parmesian cheese (YUM) and I did some with just salt and pepper, be creative!!!
I baked them (see how much they shrink?)
let them cool off and plate them
It’s really that simple…and so rewarding. I did made some kale chips plain and some kale chips with Parmesan cheese. If you are using Parmesan cheese for your kale, just remember that Parmesan cheese is a bit salty so pay attention to that. Please send me an email or leave a comment on your favorite baked kale recipe…I love it!!!
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