Having had a positive experience with kale a few months ago when making the Wilted Greens with Bacon, I decided I would give kale chips a try. I was worried that regular kale chips might not have much flavour, so I decided to add some garlic and parmesan.
Wow! These were really good. They were light, crisp, and the kale was a wonderful vehicle for the fabulous garlic and parmesan flavours. These are way healthier than potato chips, which are my weakness, and really quick and easy to make.
Greg and his daughter really enjoyed these too. She said it was like eating dessert, they were so good. She finished off the tray very quickly.
If you have a hard time getting your kids (or your husband) to eat vegetables, especially dark green ones, try offering them some kale chips, without telling them they are kale. Everyone just might be surprised at how much they actually do like vegetables.
Below is my recipe for garlic parmesan kale chips.
Garlic Parmesan Kale Chips
- ½ bunch of kale, tough stems removed, torn into pieces
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 clove fresh garlic, finely chopped
- 1/8 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Move top rack of oven to highest or second highest position.
- Heat oven to 400 F.
- Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Place kale in a large bowl. Add the olive oil to the kale and massage it into the greens.
- Spread the kale onto the parchment paper covered cookie sheet, making sure the kale is in a single layer and not overlapping.
- Sprinkle garlic and salt over the kale.
- Bake for 4 minutes.
- Removed cookie sheet from oven, and sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the kale.
- Return cookie sheet to oven and bake for another 4 minutes.
- You will know that kale is ready when most of the leaves are crisp.
Is it easy to get your family to eat vegetables or do you have to be sneaky? What tips and tricks do you have for getting your family to eat more vegetables?