This year we joined a CSA for the first time. Being in the new house, and having 4 kids....Lets just say I was being realistic about my ability to get a vegetable garden in and cared for. We have received kale, every.single.week. Before, I saw kale as a fall crop, perfect for adding to soup. I had to rethink my own thinking and hit the internet to find some other ideas. My easy solution was to try kale chips. I agree there are a zillion and one recipes out there, my recipe isn't much different than the rest, but it is good.
Start with a bunch of kale, this typically consists of around 8 stalks. Slice or peel leafy portion away from the stalks and dispose of the stalks. Rip leaves into pieces and wash in a bowl of water.
Spin it in your salad spinner.
Toss the still slightly damp pieces with a healthy drizzle of olive oil, I'd say about 1/4 cup. Sprinkle with salt and 1/4 cup vinegar. Toss the entire mixture well.
Lay out on 2 baking sheets so that there is a single layer of kale and they are not too squished.
Bake in a preheated oven (325) for about a half an hour. Be sure to stir frequently. You will know they are done when they smell great and are crispy to the touch.