When you think of Friday nights, you probably think of grabbin' dinner with a friend, maybe meeting up with someone for a drink or even a hot date. When I think of Friday nights, I think of baked kale chips. Please insert the phrase," foodie" nerd now.
I have had Smitten Kitchen's recipe for baked kale chips bookmarked for well over a year and finally made a batch tonight. No excuses this time around. What inspired me to make it is the fact that Whole Foods sells bags of them for around $4.50 and while I was tempted to try a bag, I knew I could make it at home for less than 50% the cost (kale at the farmer's market is around $1.50-2.00 for a bunch). I'm all about saving the "mighty" (or maybe not so mighty these days) dollar.
I deviated from the recipe slightly - I used less olive oil (about 1/2 a tablespoon) and I sprinkled on a little cayenne before popping them in the oven to crisp up and meet their maker. The beauty of this recipe is that you can really make it your own, season it up with some cajun spices or maybe some garlic powder. Get crazy with yo' bad ass self and yo' kale chips, go on now!