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4th of July recipe reveal: Kale chips

Posted: July 2, 2014 - 8:45am
Log Cabin Staff Writer, Sheldon Slinkard, reveals his secret kale chip recipe.
Log Cabin Staff Writer, Sheldon Slinkard, reveals his secret kale chip recipe.

Kale is a tasty and very healthy green leafy vegetable. Like other vegetables of this type, it packs a punch of iron and other vital minerals that are important for the production of new blood cells and to keep organs healthy.

Reporter, Sheldon Slinkard, has used kale chips to bring people together and stave hunger for over three years and finally the secret is revealed.

“This is one of my favorite recipes for the summer season especially the fourth of July because it is not only healthy, but also extremely easy to make,” said Slinkard

What you will need:

Kale

Olive Oil

Salt/Creole Seasoning

To begin, remove the leaves from the stem of the Kale and place on a paper towel to dry. You want your kale leaves to be dry so that they will crisp up in the oven, rather than steam and wilt.

Now, place them on a flat baking sheet and sprinkle olive oil over the leaves, about 1-2 tablespoons will do it.

Now move the leaves around and make sure that each leaf has oil on them, this will make them crispy

Place them in a 350-degree oven and bake for 12 minutes. At the 12 minute marker check and see if they are crispy, if they are not, then put them back in for about 2 more minutes, checking again.

Pull them from the oven and immediately add your seasoning. Any seasoning will work, to be honest. Plain salt is wonderful, but we decided to use Creole seasoning. This can be purchased at your local super market.

Disclaimer: Do not add your seasoning until after the chips are baked. Adding any salt-based product to the kale will pull out excess water and will cause them to steam rather than dehydrate, which is what you are trying to achieve.

Enjoy!

 

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