Sriracha Kale Chips



I'm joining the kale chip bandwagon a little late. I guess many years late, I think I've been reading about kale chips for about two years on some of my favorite healthy living blogs. I enjoy potato chips for their salty crunch, however, potato chips are high in calories for few potato chips. Kale chips deliver that same satisfying crunch without the added calories. And as a bonus, you get to flavor them however you want and you know exactly what ingredients are going into them!

Recipe from Sarah Hearts.

Ingredients:
-One bunch of kale 
-1 tabespoon olive oil
-1 tablespoon sriracha
-Sea salt, to taste

Use a knife to remove the tough center stems of the kale, then cut into smaller bite-size pieces. Mine are in pretty small pieces because I incorporated some fresh kale into another recipe on the same day, but small "potato chip" size pieces are fine too.

In a large bowl, whisk olive oil and sriracha (do not add more oil, even if this amount does not seem like enough, you want the kale to get crispy in the oven). Add the kale and use your hands to make sure each piece is evenly coated.
Spread the kale out on a large baking sheet. Season with salt. Bake for about 20-30 minutes, shaking the pan every 10 minutes.

Make sure to keep an eye on the kale, it might take less time to cook depending on how small your pieces are -- this batch took about twenty minutes to crisp up, I made another batch with larger kale pieces and it took about thirty. 

This recipe made me so happy. The kale leaves are incredibly light and crispy and can easily satisfy the craving for a potato chip snack. There's enough sriracha in this to make it pretty spicy, so if you don't like spicy food maybe leave that out or reduce the amount. I plan on experimenting with some other varieties of seasonings/sauces for the kale chips. 

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