Wednesday, April 10, 2013

All Hail Kale Chips

Hey Hey... 

I've been meaning to get this recipe posted for a while now, so here it is!

Cheezy BBQ Kale chips

1/2 bag of kale or 1 bunch of kale with the stems removed, wash and drain your Kale.. if it's not fully dry it's totally fine. Rip into bite size pieces.
Any kind of Kale would work I imagine. I used curly Kale or the bag of kale at Trader Joe's

in blender or magic bullet add...

1/3 cup water
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 handfuls of cashews
a good pinch of sea salt
a couple tsp of extra virgin olive oil
pinch red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp onion powder
3-4 turns of African Smoke seasoning or other BBQ flavored seasoning of choice
2 Tbls of apple cider vinegar 
Vegan Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top before putting in the oven
process till creamy, if to thick add a bit more water until you reach desired consistency. Remember to taste test along the way.. need more of something? Add it.
Keep in mind you want it to be on the thicker side so that it will stick in all the curly crevices of the kale  

I have this great blender attachment for my magic bullet that works awesome for bigger batches of sauce making so I made a dbl batch of cheezy sauce, It lasts for a couple of weeks in the fridge.
add your kale to a bowl and drizzle some sauce on top, use tongs to evenly disperse the sauce. add more sauce if needed.

make a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet, sprinkle vegan parmesan on top of the kale chips and pop them into the oven. bake between 325-350 until crispy and golden brown

It could take between 15- 20 mins.. give them a toss or turn about half way. You may even have to take them out and remove the done ones as they cook.. it's a process but so worth it.

You will need to keep a close eye on these as they are baking.. they go from not done to perfect to burnt in no time!! 

This recipe makes about 2 cookie sheets, give or take..

if you want to dbl the recipe use 1 whole bag of kale, stems removed or 2 bunches of kale, stems removed 

These are my new favorite snack. I can't get enough!! 

Sherice OX