Recipe - Crispy kale
175g curly kale
1tsp olive oil
A good pinch of high mineral, unrefined sea salt
To make our crispy kale recipe we're going to use an air-fryer. If you don't have one you can just use an oven and cook for 25-35 minutes on about 150 degrees or gas mark 2 until you have the crispiness you want. We love the air-fryer for a couple of different reasons. Firstly you hardly have to use any oil which will keep the fat content low if you happen to be counting the calories. It is much quicker then using an oven and you get that perfect crispiness which tastes almost like Chinese crispy seaweed. Mmm....nostalgia without the MSG!
1. Tear the kale into small pieces into a bowl, removing any large chunks of stalk. Sprinkle over the olive oil and salt and mix well to coat the kale in the oil.
2. Tip the kale into the frying compartment of the air-fryer, close the drawer and set to 120 degrees. Cook for 5 minutes, remove the fryer drawer, shake well and cook for a further 5 minutes. After this time you should have the crispiness you're after. If not continue cooking for a further 2 minutes at a time until you have it just how you like it. Different size air-fryers with different basket capacities may alter cooking times but when you get to know yours you'll crack this one in no time.
This is a great replacement for any snack but lends itself perfectly as a popcorn alternative. Still low in calories, with the salty flavour but with loads of added nutrients