For years we have been hearing about kale chips and while they are certainly great, sometimes you want something a little different. How about brussels sprouts chips? The idea for this recipe came to me after noticing that whenever I made roasted brussels sprouts my husband would pick at the crispy leaves while the pan was cooling. So I thought, what if we had a whole pan of crispy leaves and that’s how this recipe came to be. When I told the kids what we were making for our Mini Chef Mondays series they weren’t overly thrilled but they ended up enjoying making these. They actually said the words, this is so much fun. Seriously.
You start with a big bunch of brussels sprouts.
Cut off the ends and then begin peeling.
The kids loved the peeling process. It actually held their attention for a half hour. If you have been cooped up inside because of the snow you know that something besides electronic devices that holds your kids’ attention for a half hour is HUGE!
Toss the leaves with olive oil, salt and pepper and cook them for twenty-five minutes, moving them around twice. These are healthy, delicious and fun to make. They taste best if eaten immediately which is not a problem because they are so good!
- big bunch of brussels sprouts (I used a 32 ounce bag)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400. Cut ends off of brussels sprouts and peel leaves away. Place leaves in a big bowl. Add olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread leaves in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cook for 25 minutes, tossing twice. Serve immediately.
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