Spicy Smoky Kale Chips

I have been hearing all about kale chips for quite some time now... I felt like I was on crazy pills or something! HOW in the world could baked rabbit food taste good? I have been hesitant about trying them, until now! I stumbled upon this recipe while feeding my never-ending obsession with food blogs...thank you White on RIce Couple...you are only enabling me!

Here's the real shocker of this entire thing...my father liked them! Like I have said time and time again, he tends to be a little wary of any vegetarian options. He will try them, but that is not to say he will have them again. These guys? Yea, my dad is obsessed. He just asked me when I am going to make them again.

I increased the amount of red pepper flakes I put in the recipe. I like hot spicy things. The hotter, the better.

So while kale chips will never truly replace potato chips - they are very different - they are an amazing snack option. I would hands down pull out a bag of kale chips and snack on them while reading, writing, enjoying the company of family and friends.

Give them a try. They are worth it.

Until next time...happy eating!

Spicy Smoky Kale Chips

one bunch of kale, rinsed and dried olive oil salt, to taste 1 tablespoon of chili flakes (or to taste...in my case, it was the "to taste" option) sprinkling of paprika or cayenne pepper powder

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Remove the tough stems from the kale leaves. Cut or tear large leaves into bite size pieces
  3. Place kale pieces in large bowl. Lightly coat the kale by tossing it with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Only use 1 tablespoon of olive oil at a time., add more if needed. Sprinkle in sea salt and chili flakes.
  4. Put the kale pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until crisp. To encourage even baking, you can turn the leaves about half way through. Make sure to keep an eye on the kale, as it will burn if left in the oven too long.
  6. Lightly sprinkle the kale chips with paprika or cayenne pepper powder.