My brother and I got my mom an air fryer for Mother’s Day this year and she has been loving it! Air fryers can be used for more than just “frying” foods. My mom has made everything from scones to fried chicken. Air fryers are a great way to create those crispy textures we love with less fat. Air fryers work by quickly circulating hot air in order to cook the food and create a brown, crispy texture. Her favorite recipe so far has been kale chips. Her and my brother’s girlfriend sent me pictures of the end result and they were just too pretty and delicious looking to not share! So this recipe and these photos are courtesy of them.
Kale has long been a favorite because of its high nutrient content of the following vitamins and nutrients:
Vitamin K, A, and C
Antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin
Small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids
1 pound of kale
1 Tbs olive oil
Salt to taste
1. Wash kale and let it dry completely before cooking. Remove the kale leaves from the stem and cut into bite size pieces.
2. In a large bowl, toss kale with olive oil and salt.
3. Add ~1/4 of the kale into the air fryer and fry at 400 degrees F for ~3 minutes. Repeat with remaining kale.
*If you don’t have an air fryer you can also cook these chips in the oven.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Space kale out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10-15 minutes.