Oh kale. It’s the latest in “super” foods – and I am addicted. From juicing to salads, kale is definitely a staple in my home. I’m going to show you how I bake kale – which tastes way better than the kind you’ll find pre-made at the supermarket. (Sorry Whole Foods.) And make sure you buy organic kale bunches at the grocery store. None of that pre-washed, already cut stuff. It has way too many stems.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Take out your kale and wash and tear the leaves off the stems. I do this by hand, it seems to be the easiest. Try to get most of the water off in a strainer or with paper towels.
Now, put some kale into a bowl (I do about half) and coat it (lightly) with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper. Sometimes I use truffle oil instead of OVOO but that’s a personal preference. No need to use both.
Spread the kale evenly onto a cookie sheet lined with foil. I like foil for easy clean up!
And place it in the oven for 15 minutes. I usually end up leaving it in there for a little while longer, watching and checking to make sure all the pieces are crispy. So it may be more like 20.
Take it out and voila – kale chips! You can let them cool but I usually just throw them into a bowl and eat them straight away. I can’t help it. So tasty.