Okay, so I tried this expecting it to be hokey. Instead it’s more like HOLY SMOKES! Simple, crunchy salty goodness that’s actually good for you. I did 2 big bunches and the kids devoured them. One cookie sheet full fell prey to 4 teenage boys in seconds and my daughter who is a sugar junky has declared them her new favorite snack!
Holding the Kale stalk pull off the leaves into what is larger than standard potato chip. Clean the leaves well, I rinsed mine in a mild vinegar water and then rinsed again under fresh water. Spin in a salad spinner and then dry them a bit. You need them VERY dry, mine weren’t near dry enough! I’m considering next time putting them in a clean pillow case in a cool dryer! Put them all in a big bowl, drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. (Maybe 1 Tbsp for 2 big bunches of Kale leaves). Lay out on a Epicure’s Parchment lined cookie sheet (2 bunches was 3 cookie sheets for me) and give a very light dusting of your favorite Epicure sea salt. My first were too salty, so the next time I paid attention and it was two grinds per cookie sheet. Bake in 350 oven for 10-12 mins (I needed 20 since they weren’t dry enough) and when they turn darker and crunchy they are ready to devour!