By Francis Lam, Features Editor at Gilt Taste
- Kale, curly or flat variety
- Olive oil
- Smoked paprika or other spices.
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Wash kale leaves well and allow to dry. Remove leaves from stems by holding the thick stem between two fingers and strip the leaf from the stem. If the stem is thick through the middle of the leaf, it’s better to strip it so the leaf comes apart in two pieces. Toss the leaves in a little oil, rubbing the oil onto each leaf gently with your fingers. Season lightly with salt (as the leaves dehydrate, they will shrink, so they will come out saltier than when they went in the oven). Lay leaves flat on a baking sheet; don’t overlap. Bake until they are dried, crisp and crackly with no chewiness left (about 25 minutes). Once done, you can sprinkle them with spices like smoked paprika.
Store in an air tight container.
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