Some claim they taste just like a potato chip. Those people are wrong. Sure, kale chips are crunchy but let's call a spade a spade -- or a veggie a veggie. Despite the olive oil and seasonings, they still taste vaguely broccoli-like. But they're very light and thin and you can force yourself to eat them without thinking too much about it.
They're super easy to make.
Tear leaves off the stems and into chip-size pieces. Toss in a little bit of olive until leaves are coated. Sprinkle with salt and seasonings. Some ideas:
- Cayenne pepper, onion powder
- Italian seasoning, garlic powder, grated parmesan
- Cajun seasoning
- Curry powder, garlic powder and a pinch of sugar
- Fresh rosemary, garlic salt, red pepper flakes
- Cinnamon and sugar
Dump into bowl and leave it on your counter to snack on all day.
- Don't be shocked by how little chips you end up with after baking. You've never seen such shriveling! (That's what she said.)
- Use the cayenne pepper sparingly. I over-seasoned and they are pretty spicy. Now I can't trick L.E. into eating them.
- Check them at 10 minutes. If they burn, they taste really horrible. You can pull them out of the oven when they're still slightly wiggly. They should crisp up shortly.
- If you have an olive oil mister, that will work in getting the leaves lightly coated.
Congratulations. You're eating a vegetable that's delicious!