Crispy Fried Potatoes with Spices
If you’re looking for a healthy and satisfying alternative to French fries, you’ve come to the right place. These crisps are super easy to make, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind before you get started:
The first consideration is finding the right combination of oven temperature and cooking time. These chips burn very quickly, so keep an eye on them, especially the first time you make them. Here, an oven at 325 degrees and 6-7 minutes is all it takes to create crisps that aren’t soggy or too bitter and brown. However, you’ll want to double-check this in your own oven to find the right balance.
Next, the kale needs to be completely dry before putting it in the oven. Condensed moisture on leaves can create water vapor, resulting in soggy leaves. Also, don’t overdo it with olive oil. Add a small amount and massage until each leaf is lightly coated. If more oil is needed, add very small amounts until each leaf is coated.
Finally, feel free to experiment with any spice combination you want. Basic sea salt is perfect on its own, but in this case, adding smoked paprika, garlic powder, and ground cumin adds a bit of extra spice to the taste.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 6-8 minutes
- Kale 2 large bunches, de-stemmed and torn into chunks
- 1½ – 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 T. smoked paprika
- 2 tons. garlic powder
- 2 tons. dill grind
- Sea salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 325°F and line a large lined baking sheet with parchment or Silpat® baking sheet. Set aside.
- Rinse the kale leaves and dry them completely before placing them in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle a little olive oil and rub it well, rubbing each leaf with your fingers to make sure the leaves are evenly coated in the oil.
- Sprinkle smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cumin over the kale and season with sea salt to taste. Toss until evenly combined.
- Arrange the seasoned kale leaves on the prepared baking tray in a single layer, being careful not to overcook them. Work in batches, if necessary.
- Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and bake for 5-6 minutes before turning the pan. Bake for 1-2 minutes more. Don’t overcook. Take the fries out of the oven when they’re still mostly green, with only a little brown developing.
- Leave the fries for 2-3 minutes to crisp up a bit before serving. Interesting!
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