How to make Kale Chips without a Dehydrator
Do you love chips? This is one of those question for which the answer is always yes. From young to old no one can say no to chips. Among chips the all time favorite is potato chips. There are many other alternatives to potato chips such as okra chips, zucchini chips, cucumber chips and others, which are a healthier option to the classic chip. One of the most nutritious chips is Kale chips which can be made easily with a dehydrator. But if you don’t have one then keep reading this OneHowTo article to find out how to make Kale chips without a dehydrator.
The first step to make kale chips without a dehydrator is to take two large rimmed baking sheets and line it with parchment paper. Then pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (148 degrees Celcius).
Kale stems becomes woody and chewy when baked. So, at first we need to remove the leaves from the stem.
If you don’t want to waste the stem then keep it aside for a smoothie or use it as compost.
After removing the leaves from the stem, wash it thoroughly with water. Then dry it. Make sure the leaves are completely dried before advancing to the next step. If you are wondering about drying it quickly then you can use a salad spinner.
Then put the dry kale leaves into a large bowl. Drizzle the oil over the leaves and then using your hands spread the oil on the leaves. Make sure that the oil covers the whole leaves. In this process you might feel like adding some more oil but do not drench the leaves in oil. It’s best to use oil just to coat the whole leaves.
After coating the leaves with oil, sprinkle the spices over it. Then toss it so that spices are spread over all the leaves. Oil will help the spices to stick to the leaves and hence taste better.
Now transfer the kale leaves into two baking sheets which you have prepared in step 1. Make sure that the leaves are spread out in a single even layer. Never overcrowd the leaves otherwise some of the chips will become soggy and unevenly cooked.
Put the baking trays into oven and bake it for 10 minutes. Then take out the trays and rotate them. Then put it again in the oven. Bake it again for 12 to 15 minutes. The low temperature of 300 degrees F will dry up the kale leaves without burning them.
Take out the kale chips from the oven and then let them rest for 3 to 5 minutes. Eat it all immediately because when kale chips are left out they start losing their crispiness.
They will taste delicious and have fewer calories than other snacks!
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