Anyone else remember this
hilarious ridiculous SNL skit? It was a commercial with Tracy Morgan and Maya Rudolph for Corn Chip Nail Tips. Press on nails you can snack on! Of course I can’t find it anywhere besides to find out that it existed and was replayed a few times in the 2000’s. In case you’re wondering, no I did not put kale chips on my nails.
So kale chips, eh? Yeah I know. I was leery too and it has taken me a long time to try them after seeing them on numerous blog and various websites over the past year or so. Even more so, I was leery that Mr.BKL would give me his famous “what the…” side eye. I bought myself a little bunch of kale and besides the sort of cooked cabbage like (it is a cabbage like after all) smell that was in the kitchen when they started, I give them a green light. They really do get crunchy and if you use the right amount of salt are the perfect accompaniment grilled goods. In this case we had them alongside turkey burgers on Arnold sandwich thins. I love those things. Mr.BKL was surprised at himself and actually liked the chips, but said they were too salty. Easier on the salt next time!
from lots of sources, but most recently inspired by Oh She Glows
-a generous bunch of kale, rinsed and dried (one of those fancy salad spinners would work great…if I had one)
-sea salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350. Remove leaves of kale from tough stems and ribs into 2-3 inch pieces. Place in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste. Toss until coated. Place evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (easier cleanup if you have it). Bake for about 15-20 minutes. You can turn them over them halfway through cooking, but I didn’t and they turned out fine. Add more salt if your heart desires and enjoy!