Recipe for "Microwave Kale Chips" courtesy of the Children's Garden Club
Children from the Tomball Library Children's Garden Club learned to use Kale grown straight from the garden to create a delicious snack chip just as delicious and much more nutritious than regular potato chips. With no oven in the library the challenge was on to create chips that tasted like they had been baked in the oven, with nothing but a microwave. After much experimentation with various online recipes the following method was finally chosen creating perfectly crisp and crunchy Kale chips that were enjoyed by the children, teen volunteers and staff. Here is how you can make them at home.
Crispy Microwave Kale Chips
1. On a microwave safe plate, tear clean, dry kale into "chip size" pieces until there bottom of plate is covered overlapping slightly. Do not create more than one layer of chips on the plate. It is very important that the Kale pieces be COMPLETELY DRY to achieve a crispy result. I do not recommend using any oil at all if using a microwave, based on our trial and error.
2. Microwave on regular power for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat 3 more times or until chips are crisp, but not burned. Using our microwave, each plate of chips took a total of 2 minutes.
3. Sprinkle Sea Salt to taste and enjoy! (with a good book of course)