In the air fryer, fresh kale transforms into crispy Parmesan-covered chips. They're not just tasty; they're a healthier snack choice compared to traditional chips, offering crunch and flavor without the guilt.
- 1 bunch of fresh kale (about 6-8 large leaves)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (adjust to taste)
- Optional: 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or other preferred seasonings
- Prep the Kale:
- Wash the kale leaves thoroughly and pat them dry with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel.
- Remove the tough stems from the kale leaves, leaving only the leafy greens. Tear the kale into bite-sized pieces.
- Season the Kale:
- In a large mixing bowl, drizzle the torn kale leaves with olive oil. Use your hands to massage the oil into the leaves, ensuring they are evenly coated.
- Sprinkle sea salt, grated Parmesan cheese, and any optional seasonings you like over the kale. Toss to coat, making sure the seasoning and cheese are distributed evenly.
- Preheat the Air Fryer:
- Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (180°C) for about 3-5 minutes.
- Air Fry the Kale:
- Place the seasoned kale leaves in the EaZy MealZ Round Air Fry Crisper Basket
- in a single layer. Do not overcrowd; you may need to work in batches.
- Air fry the kale for 5-7 minutes, shaking the basket or tossing the kale every 2 minutes to ensure even cooking. The kale chips are ready when they are crispy and slightly browned but not burnt. Keep a close eye on them, as they can cook quickly.
- Serve and Enjoy:
- Remove the Parmesan kale chips from the EaZy MealZ Round Air Fry Crisper Basket and let them cool for a minute. They will become even crispier as they cool down.
- Serve the kale chips as a flavorful and cheesy snack or side dish. Enjoy immediately!
These Parmesan kale chips are a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional potato chips. The combination of crispy kale and savory Parmesan cheese is sure to satisfy your cravings.