I am the last person to jump on the kale bandwagon.
There has to be a reason it’s a garnish at the Harris Teeter deli, right?
Because no one wants to eat it?
I don’t meant to be hating on the kale.
It is a “superfood” after all.
And it looks pretty.
Word on the street is that it’s got a bunch of healthy vitamins and other good stuff.
But what in sam hill are you supposed to do with it?
I made kale chips.
I made some with Parmesan because cheese makes everything taste better.
And I made some with Cayenne and red pepper flakes because Chris like things HOT!
They were surprisingly delicious! I joke you not. I ate a whole tray.
Shocked the crap out of me
Adapted from Oh She Glows
Kale Chips — Parmesan and Spicy
- 1 bunch of kale
- 1/2 - 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1/4 cup Parmesan grated
- 1/4 tsp dried Cayenne Pepper
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/8 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 300 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
Rinse kale under cold running water
Remove kale from stem in large pieces
Add kale to a salad spinner, rinse and spin thoroughly
Dry kale completely by pressing between paper towels (this can be done the day before)
Toss kale in a large bowl and massage in olive oil making sure to get every bit coated
Add spices and massage them in (I did the Parmesan separate from the Cayenne/red pepper flake mix and added a little salt to the spicy)
Spread out kale on the prepared baking sheet, careful not to crowd
Sprinkle some more Parmesan over the Parmesan Chips and spices over the spicy chips (you can totally make them Spicy Parmesan Chips if you dig that)
Bake for 10 minutes, turn the pan and bake for another 15 minutes
Let cool 2-3 minutes and serve immediately
Adapted from Oh She Glows
Best if served warm
Rachel @ Bakerita
I used to make kale chips all the time but sort of forgot about them…I need to start making them again! Yours look so good. Love the cheese and spice 🙂
KALE! This caught my attention. We use it every morning in our Power Drinks mixed with ingredients of fruit that taste good. Ha! So because it is SO good for us, I will give this a try. Thanks!!!!
That’s great, Mags! I would love to hear more about your breakfast smoothies!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
I’m so glad you got into kale because then you made these lovely chips! Love that shot of the cheese 🙂
Me too! I resisted for obvious reasons but we are discovering that we actually like it. Cheers to cheese!
OMG! I stepped out of my box and tried the Kale Chips. Followed your directions to the T. Loved it. Tried it on my friends and they were impressed. Not too hot but just enough zip. Thanks for the simple instructions. No Senior Moment for me.
Mags, I’m so glad you liked them! Good for you!