I grow kale in my garden quite well, all summer, so I find different ways to use it up before it wilts and dies. I found a few recipes for kale chips recently so I decided to give one a try mostly because I was intrigued by the method of massaging kale leaves with a mixture in a bowl before laying on the baking sheet. It worked out quite well though I would omit the ground flax seed due to its clumping up.
Here are the steps and the results.
A bunch of kale leaves
2 Tbs. oil
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbs. nutritional yeast – it has a cheesy/nutty flavor
1 Tbs. tahini
1 tsp. each of onion powder and garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Wash leaves and tear them up into small bite sized pieces, add to a large bowl, mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over kale leaves. Massage with hands until all leaves are coated well. Spread in single layer on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake 1 hour at 300° or until crisp and dried.