Kale Chips are easy to make, and a fun use of all that kale from your garden! They are also a great way to get kids to eat kale. You can even season them with salt or a mixture of spices. Kale offers lots of essential nutrients like vitamin A, C and K and copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus; and when seasoned, it's tasty (and addicting) too!
To make kale chips, select a quantity of fresh kale, preferably with wide leaves. Cut the large vein out of the center of the main leaf (that connects to the stalk), separating the leaf into smaller pieces.
Arrange your fresh kale on a paper towel, selecting wide leaves that will make good chip pieces.
Heat olive oil or vegetable oil in a pan until a drop of water in the pan slightly sizzles. Don't get your oil too hot or the kale chips will burn. Over medium heat, place each kale leaf in the pan and fry them in the oil until crispy. Remove each leaf and place them on the paper towel to dry.
If you'd prefer to use less oil, you can also bake kale chips in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until the edges are brown but not burnt. Rub each piece of kale with olive oil and season with salt before placing them in the oven for added flavor.
Once cooled, kale chips can be seasoned with salt, garlic, or chili powder and cayenne pepper to make zesty kale chips. It's best to make them fresh each time because they don't save well. Kale chips are a great healthy option to make for snack time!