Kale has been regarded as a “superfood” for some time and is readily available at most supermarkets. It is relatively easy and inexpensive to get a big ole’ bag of kale at your local grocer, but many stay away from the vegetable because they do not know the best way to cook with it. kale can be eaten raw, boiled, steamed, sauteed, but today we would like to introduce you to baked kale, more commonly referred to as “kale chips”.
Before you get excited, please note that kale chips do not taste like actual chips, but for someone on a diet looking to improve eating habits, they are a healthy and hearty snack. We believe they are definitely worth a try! Although some do claim it’s a chip replacement, we at H&H voted in the majority that these are different type of snack.
Now let’s get back to the origin of this post – faster snacks made faster. How can we make kale chips faster? Easy. Cook them using a convection feature. When we cooked our kale chips in our live Miele oven, they were finished in less than 10 minutes! If you do not have a convection feature in your oven you may have the feature in your microwave. Make sure to check the user manual or call your local appliance store (H&H Appliance Center) to ask about your product.
Here’s our recipe for an easy kale chip batch. Total time: 10 minutes or less
1 bag Kale
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons sea salt (by preference)
1 teaspoon black pepper
Place the kale in a baking pan (we used a Pyrex glass pan) as evenly as possible. Drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper over all of the kale, and place the pan in the oven for 10 minutes. Enjoy!