I bought Brad’s Kale chips from Whole Foods a few years ago. They are amazing. I have NO idea how they make them and these homemade ones aren’t the same. However, they are easy to make and really good. The Brad’s Kale chips are $8 for a small package, that isn’t a typo! Trust me, in high school and college I waited tables and we used Kale as a garnish. I never thought that people ate Kale, that would be like eating grass. Who does that?
Pre-heat Convection Oven to 275!
Mise En Place –
1 bunch of Kale, any kind – wash, dry well, remove the center rib. Or just buy the prepackaged baby kale and save yourself some time!
1 t coarse sea salt and about 1 T olive oil
Place kale on baking sheet, drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with salt. Then use your hands, and toss the kale to mix it in.
Place the baking sheet in the over and bake for about 20 minutes. After 10 minutes, I moved the kale around a bit. At this point, you will be able to see that they are still dark green and looked “wilted.”
They’ll need another 5-10 minutes. Check back and try one to see if it is crispy and crunchy.
You will eat them right away, and maybe you will even have a small child come in and try one. If you end up with left overs …wrap them in parchment paper.