When baked in the oven, kale gets crispy and becomes Kale Chips! This is a super easy recipe that takes just a few minutes of prep work, and it’ll get even your kids eating (and loving!) kale!In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, albeit a day late, I thought a post about eating greens would be appropriate. But I have a confession to make. I don’t always love the ever-so-healthy leafy greens. I like the basics: spinach, romaine, broccoli.
When it comes to the more bitter greens, like collards, kale, or chard, I have a hard time stomaching them. I have tried to hide them in soups, and that works, but anytime I try them in a regular dish I have a hard time liking them unless really well seasoned.
So I was quite skeptical when my friend told me about a way to eat kale that in her words, “tastes like popcorn”. After trying it myself I’m not sure if the popcorn description is completely accurate, but it does turn kale into a tasty snack or side dish.
How much more healthy snack can you get than munching on a bowl of KALE? Believe me, it is totally delicious and satisfying; I urge you to try it. Even my husband, who routinely informs me that he “doesn’t really like leafy green things” loved this.
Edited to add: A decade later, I am happy to report that both kids love kale chips, too!
Recipe Tips for Crispy Kale Chips
- The kale can go from not done to burnt really quickly. Watch closely.
- It will crisp more as you let it cool.
- Curly kale works best for this recipe, but different varieties will work also.