Quick and Easy Kale Chips for Andrea

31 Jan

My friend Andrea is an Ivy League smartie but is a total dumbass in the kitchen!

In an effort to save her from a lifetime of yogurt and frozen dinners, I am trying to teach her how to cook extremely simple and easy dishes so that she doesn’t starve.

Kale chips, yum!

Ok Andrea (and others) for the kale chips you need:

  • Kale
  • Olive oil
  • Good sea salt such as Maldon
  • Red pepper flakes
  • A baking sheet (that flat pan you make cookies on)
  • An oven heated to 400 degrees

Now that you have your supplies, rip up the kale into palm sized pieces. The kale will shrink in the oven a bit so don’t make them too small.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Don’t overcrowd or layer the kale pieces or they won’t cook as evenly or get as crisp.

Rip up your kale and lay it flat on a baking sheet.

Next drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and red pepper flakes.

Toss the kale with your hands so that all pieces are coated evenly and then spread back out.

Put baking sheet in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Kale should be crispy and may be brown or even black in some parts. That’s ok!

Lookin crispy

Now you have an easy, delicious and nutritious snack that is also quasi-addictive. Next week I am going to teach Andrea how to boil water and then move onto advanced scrambled egg making.

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3 Responses to “Quick and Easy Kale Chips for Andrea”

  1. Rayne February 1, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    Niffy! I haven’t spoken to you in forever. *Since O.U. (Seriously!?) I came across your blog and I’m lovin’ it. I’ll give this recipe a try.

    • niffyspector February 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

      So glad you stopped by!!

  2. cschell February 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    These are DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for sharing, Niffy!!

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