Kale chips are healthy, crispy, portable & delicious. They are a winter staple in my pantry. My girls love them so much when they came home yesterday from school there were shouts of delight as the aroma of them cooking wafted into their nostrils as they entered the house which make my heart sing as these little beauty's are so very good for them and they would literally eat the whole lot in one sitting if I let them, which is a whole reusable shopping bag full of kale!!!
They are great in their lunch boxes or for a snack. I love them on top of my peanut butter toast in the morning. We have them as a side dish with something soft like risotto or pasta for a bit of texture and nutrition.
It is pretty flexible; you can really add any amount of curly kale, cavolo nero, silverbeet, wild mustard greens, or even black nightshade leaves. You can have the oven slightly hotter if you’re in a hurry, but long and slow is best. You will need your biggest, flattest oven trays. Line them with baking paper. To strip the leaves off the kale, pull your fingers up either side of the stem from the base, don’t worry if they are a little uneven, I like to leave mine as is, but you can tear the leaves into pieces also.
KALE CHIPS RECIPE
~Recipe from The Veggie Tree Autumn and Winter Cookbook and Abundance~
Vegan | Gluten-free
8 cups kale, stems removed and torn into pieces if preferred
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons nutritional savoury yeast flakes
1/2 tsp flaked sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
Gather your ingredients and preheat the oven to 80°C. Put the leaves into a large bowl and drizzle with the olive oil, add the garlic and massage through and rub the leaves well, so they have a slight coating. Arrange them on your baking trays in a single layer and top with the savoury yeast flakes and salt. Cook for approximately 35 minutes. They’re ready when completely dried out and very brittle. Transfer to a jar to store, they will last one month this way as long as the lid is replaced straight after any chips are removed, but if you are anything like is they will be gone pronto!