Kale chips are great. But, this is my favorite vegetable chip bake! This can only be done correctly, for this recipe at least, with broccolini aka baby broccoli. Don’t take the leaves off either. The leaves give you that kale chip like crunch and yumminess, too. It is like an extra added treat to your dish. I have left the portions open as it depends on how much broccolini you us, etc. I have done my best to thoroughly guide you though in the portions of each ingredient, as well, in the preparation section.
It can not be reiterated enough though that the key to this dish is not only in having the only wet ingredient being your Olive Oil. But also, using as little olive oil as possible. Getting exactly right may take a couple tries. Don’t get discouraged. But, feel free to ask as many questions as you would like!
I hope you enjoy this delicious dish as much as we do in my house!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Cookie Tray/Platter Medium Bowl Parchment Paper Oven
Broccolini Olive Oil Salt Garlic Powder Black Pepper Paprika Tajin
Make sure that the Broccolini is completely dry. Not, damp. This is the first big factor in helping to ensure that your final dish will be as crispy as posible.
Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Place your broccolini in a bowl.
VERRRRY lightly coat your Broccolini with a good olive oil. If you are trying to save money I recommend the Sicilian Olive Oil from Trader Joes. It has a strong delicious taste at a reasonable price.
NOW, THIS NOW THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF ALL… You want to lightly coat all of your broccolini-- As lightly coated as possible, while still ensuring it is all coated, for maximum crisp when baking. The best part of this dish is the crunchy flavor combo!
Lay your “lightly coated” Broccolini on a parchment sheet placed on a cookie tray.
Season it to your taste. If using a grinder salt. I would recommend one turn per section. The same amount of garlic powder. A pinch of pepper. Then, lightly sprinkle paprika across the whole top. Same with the tajin. If you want an extra kick feel free to use a pinch of cayenne.
Place your dish and/or tray in the oven for approximately 25 minutes.
Done! Crispy. Yummy. Tasty. Broccolini chips! These dish should be eaten within the hour. Otherwise, it will begin to lose its delicious crunch.