Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cheezy Kale Chips

This is my sister's favorite recipe for kale chips.  
It took me a couple of tries to perfect this recipe.  I learned the less olive oil the crispier the kale chips will be.  1 Tablespoon of olive oil is perfect for one large bag of kale.  Kale also needs acidity so be sure to add the lemon juice.  

For Cheezy Kale Chips 
You will need:
  • Kale (I buy my kale at Trader Joe's.  It's already chopped and only $1.99 per bag)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon dried onion
  • 1 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast (put this on after the seasoned kale is on the pan)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Put the chopped kale in a large bowl.
Add olive oil, lemon juice, dried onion, salt and one tablespoon of nutritional yeast.  

Massage the kale until it becomes green and shiny from the oil and lemon juice.

 Lay the kale on a cookie sheet.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast over the kale.  The nutritional yeast bakes on the kale adding a crispy cheesy layer.  It's delicious.  My sister thinks these are better than store bought kale chips. 

Bake for 30-45 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit turning the kale every 10-15 minutes.   Your end result will be dry, crispy kale chips.  
Keep a close eye on the kale near the end.  It will burn really fast once it dries out. 
Store in a glass container. 

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