When I made baked kale chips for the first time this year I was amazed and it fast became one of my favourite things to eat. My mum has an abundance of it growing in her allotment and it’s the number 1 item on my to-grow list for next year. I made some for Adam and after one taste his exact words were, “wow, it’s a revelation!” I was so happy this morning when Sue A left a comment on my allotment in December blog post asking me to share the recipe. So I thought I’d post it here as an appreciation for an amazing vegetable and revelation in the way you can eat your greens!
It’s very simple, you just need kale, olive oil and salt.
- Wash the kale and strip out the stalks.
- Break it up into bite size pieces and dry it as well as you can.
- Pop the pieces onto a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Roll the kale around in the oil and salt. You don’t want too much oil and it might take you a couple of times to get the amount right for your liking.
- Bake in middle of a hot oven. Around 180 degrees.
It cooks really fast, anything from 5 minutes onwards, so I take the tray out and mix the kale up often so it cooks evenly. It will brown up and crisp up and it’s down to trial and error to work out just how crispy you like it. I cook mine for around 10 minutes now, turning regularly and in the middle of the oven so it doesn’t burn.
It smells rather ‘sprouty’ when cooking but it tastes sooo good! Have you tried cooking this?