I was inspired by Becky Rosenthal's recipe for Kale chips . I made mine with some different seasonings and you might be pleasantly surprised at how easy and delicious these are! Big Pete snacked on them all weekend and he is pretty picky. Mine have a great lemon, garlic and pepper flavour added to a bit of olive oil.
You will need:
- a bunch of Kale - I used Tuscan and Red- stems removed and ripped in small pieces
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
- 1 tsp granulated garlic
- 3-4 tbsp olive oil
Step 1: wash and remove stalks from your Kale. I used two different varieties but, you can use the kind you prefer. Tear into smaller pieces. They will also shrink when baked.
Step 2: dry your Kale on a clean towel.
Step 3: pour on some olive oil. Toss with your hands so that Kale is coated with oil. Sprinkle on salt, pepper, lemon pepper, grated lemon zest and granulated garlic. Try to sprinkle seasonings so they are spread as evenly as possible. Place on a large baking sheet in one layer if possible.
Step 4: bake in a 350 degree F oven for approx 15 minutes. Check on them halfway and remove any really crunchy ones early if necessary. You are looking for the Kale to be crispy and crunchy and the toppings make these a nice crunchy alternative to chips.
You think it sounds weird but just try them!!