I tried two different recipes:
Nom Nom Paleo's Baked Kale Chips
Smitten Kitchen's Baked Kale Chips
Kale, sea salt, avocado oil and extra virgin olive oil, ready to go.
I made my first batch with Nom Nom Paleo's recipe. They were good, but still pretty green-tasting and a little bitter. No way I could get The Boy to eat them. I told him they were green potato chips and he refused to touch it. He dropped it on the floor and pretended to have his stuffed dog eat it.
I made the second batch with olive oil. More flavor to the oil, so I figured tastier results.
I found this nifty reference on the smoke points of oils online. I think I'll have to keep this one bookmarked.
I looked at Smitten Kitchen's recipe and turned the oven down to 300 (whoops!) and tried again. This time, I salted one pan, and used a combination of salt and garlic powder on the other.
Verdict? Meh.The garlic powder made them taste better, but the long cooking time obliterated them. I managed to salvage 2 decent-sized pieces.
So I went BACK to avocado oil and 350 degrees and tried garlic and salt again.
Good! A little nutty, kinda veggie and salty with a hint of garlic. I am going to play around with seasonings in future batches but I like these a lot.