garlic parmesan kale chips

Thursday, October 24, 2013
I've had kale in smoothies but never in a chip form. Kale chips at the grocery store often come in a tiny bag with a price tag of at least $5--what a rip off! Instead, I  decided it was time to try to make my own. I went to Trader Joe's the other day and got a big bag of chopped kale (for a mere $1.99) and set to work to make my own kale chips!

The process was so simple and the results were delicious. This will definitely be a go-to snack in my house!

Kale, washed/dried and chopped into bite-sized pieces
Olive oil
Grated parmesan cheese
Garlic powder
Sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Put a few handfuls of kale into a large container with a lid. Kale will shrink as it bakes so put a little more than you think you'll need.
3. Pour 1-2 tbsp of olive oil onto the kale. Put lid on container securely and shake to distribute the oil evenly throughout the kale.
4. Spread oil-coated kale evenly onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle a teaspoon or two of sea salt over the leaves. Follow with a light dusting of garlic power and parmesan.
5. Bake kale in oven for 10-15 minutes, until leaves begin to brown on the edges.
6. Remove kale from oven and let cool a minute. Transfer to a paper towel-covered plate to soak up any extra oil. Enjoy!

Have you made kale chips before? What are your favorite toppings/flavors?


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