Remember to wash your hands really well, ovens are hot & the tray will be too! ..so make sure you have an adult helping you in the kitchen.
Kale is a superfood, ..kale often gets left in the salad crisper section of the fridge & thrown out (sadly), or simply given to pet rabbits & guinea pigs!
However try this experiment as an alternative to crisps, ..they are strangely different but they taste so good! (a bit like my dad's addiction to cheesey doritos)
To make kale crisps, tear kale into bite-sized pieces (make sure it’s dry or it won’t crisp up)
(you can use kitchen scissors to simply cut the leaf away from the stalk).
Toss about in some rapeseed oil/ canola (in america) / olive oil, sprinkle with salt and roast until crispy.
When golden they smell like popcorn, but taste like nutty crisps, shattering in your mouth, with none of the tough chew I generally associate with kale.
Now when mum mentions Kale, my eyes pop with pleasure ..I buy a bunch every chance I get, and most often it’s turned into a batch of crisps I can easily eat by myself.
They're not strong enough to be dipped, but their ruffled edges make them an appealing looking bowlful of salty snack. Try them – I now look forward to eating more greens when they can be turned into something this tasty!
1 bunch kale
rapeseed oil or olive oil, for cooking
good-quality coarse salt
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Wash kale and dry it in a salad spinner or between tea towels.
(Extra moisture will keep them from getting nice and crispy.) ..so really pay attention t o getting it dry.
Cut or pull out the tough stems, tear the leaves into crisp sized pieces and spread out on a baking tray which is lined with oven proof baking paper.
Get an adult to help you drizzle with oil and toss with your hands to coat well;
arrange in a single layer and sprinkle with salt.
Roast for about 10 minutes, until crispy and starting to turn brown on the edges, but not too dark.
Serve & eat immediately or cool completely and store in an airtight container until ready to serve later the same day.
Great for eating whilst having a home cinema night in with your family!