Garlic Parmesan Kale Chips
Garlic Parmesan Kale Chips!
Kale has long been touted as a superfood - a powerhouse of fibre and nutrients! There are hundreds of recipes out there utilizing this delicious leafy green veggie. From kale smoothies, dips, soups, and salads - the recipes seem endless. However, my own personal favourite recipe for kale is definitely Kale Chips! Fair warning: These are seriously addictive!
This recipe is my own take on the popular method of cooking kale into chips. Delicious (and healthy in moderation) this recipe makes a great snack!
- 6 cups of washed, dried, and torn kale
- 1 tablespoon of Garlic inflused Olive Oil
- 4 tablespoons of finely grated parmesan cheese
- A healthy pinch of ground pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure your kale is thoroughly washed and very thoroughly dried. I recommend using a salad spinner as it's a fairly quick and easy way to remove all of excess moisture.
Next, tear the kale into bite size pieces, removing the thicker stem towards the bottom of the leaf (you can save these stems to put in smoothies later). Place the kale in a large bowl.
If you have a clean spray bottle handy, I recommend using it to spray the garlic olive oil evenly over the kale, tossing the kale and spraying until every piece is lightly oiled. If you don't happen to have a spray bottle, I recommend slowly drizzling the olive oil over the kale a little bit at a time, and tossing it as you go, stopping once every piece seems to have a nice light coating of olive oil. (I purchased the garlic inflused olive oil from O'Leva Oil and Vinegar Tasting Room in St. John's, but if you only have access to regular olive oil, you can alternatively add a very finely chopped clove of garlic to your olive oil before adding it to the kale).
Next, sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the kale, and toss it until coated. Sprinkle with pepper and toss until evenly distributed.
Lay the kale out on an ungreased cookie sheet, in one even layer (try to avoid having the kale overlapping too much). I often find when making six cups of kale, I have to do multiple large cookie sheets to accommodate it all.
Bake until crisp (Around 12-15 minutes).