Recipe: Kale Chips

Ingredients

1 lb. bunch kale
1 TB olive oil
1 tsp. sea salt

How to Prepare:1. Preheat oven to 250 F (or lower)
2. Remove kale leaves from the stem and rinse in water.
3. Dry the leaves as best you can (use a salad spinner, or do it ahead of time and let air dry on clean kitchen towels). Make sure the kale leaves are very dry after washing. Any moisture left on the leaves will create soggy leaves.
4. Toss kale with oil and salt in a large bowl.
5. Place leaves in a single layer on a wire rack over a sheet pan or a parchment-lined pan and bake until crispy, about 30-45 minutes for 250 F in the oven, or a few hours if your oven has a “dehydrate” function.

3 variations to my basic kale chips:

#1 SALT N’ VINEGAR
• Prepare as directed above, except add the following ingredients to the bowl in step #4: ¼ cup white wine vinegar, ¼ tsp. sea salt.

#2 ZESTY RANCH
• Prepare as directed above, except add the following ingredients to the bowl in step #4: 4TB milk powder, 1 tsp. each: parsley, dill, garlic, onion, chives.

#3 SWEET COCOA
• Prepare as directed above, except add the following ingredients to the bowl in step #4: 4 TB unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp vanilla, 3 packets stevia.