by Fran Cole under
My first batch was a disaster! I had the oven preheated to 350*F, tore the kale leaves, added salt and pepper and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. What I produced was a brown oily chip...YUCK! The second batch, I lowered the oven temperature to 300*F and used less oil, and it was closer to Ali's, but still a bit soggy. It's all about the texture, and I wasn't getting the light, crispy, exploding in your mouth chip that she made. So on my last attempt, I finally got it right. I used a 300*F oven, tore the kale into larger pieces, barely oiled them, salt and pepper, in a single layer on a cookie sheet. I placed them in the center of the oven and cooked them for about 10 minutes. What resulted was a lighter than air, crispy Kale Ali Chip!! At last!!
Posted by Fran Cole at 10:53 AM