Are your kids starving when they get home from school?
“After school” is a great time to introduce something new and healthy because they say…
“Hunger is the best spice at the table.”
If you haven’t tried making kale chips yet, give them a try.
(photo from new cookbook: 50 Shades of Kale- available now)
Take one bunch of organic kale (found in regular grocery store chains,) rinse it and dry it very well (by shaking it and laying it out on paper towels to dry.) It must be very dry in order to make crispy chips. Tear off of the hard center ribs.
Once dry, toss with a little bit of olive oil- more is not better in this recipe. (The author of 50 Shades of Kale recommends 1 1/2 Tbls. of olive oil. I think i’d like to try an olive oil spray to lightly coat it.) Sprinkle with a pinch of fine sea salt and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. I like to use parchment paper.
My neighbor makes them for her kids all the time- sometimes 4 batches a day! They’re hooked! She bakes them at 250 for about 30 minutes and says you have to watch them because they can burn quickly. I agree.
The first time i made them i added a bit too much oil and/or maybe didn’t dry them well enough. Can’t wait to do it again and get it right the second time. They really do crisp up like chips.
Good luck bakers! Blog love!