Having recently discovered the joy that is kale, I have recently been hearing about kale chips. Last week three people asked me if I had tried them, assured me that it is a must make, and talked at length about how delicious they are.
They were not wrong. I picked up some kale this weekend and got around to making it while little j was at piano this afternoon. First of all, it is completely easy: kale, olive oil, salt. And I'm pretty sure that any type of kale will work. I got the super curly kale and, while it took longer to cook, it worked as well as I would expect any variety.
I simply stripped out the tough stems, washed, spun dry, tossed with olive oil and salt (less is more here), put on a baking pan in one layer and popped it in the oven at 250° for about 35 minutes. I took out all the crispy leaves at that point and left the rest in the oven for intervals of 3 minutes until they were all done.
The result was crispy, light, yummyness. little j and I devoured it all while visiting about her day. The only negative is that the little kale pieces stick in your teeth. So it might not be the best "make a good impression" snack. But my gosh it is good!