The first thing you do is wash the kale, and pat it dry. Then you remove the leaves from the rib of the kale. The rib section doesn’t blend up well, and the flavor is too strong and rooty for me to enjoy.
It’s quite easy to just pull the leaves off the rib, or you can use a knife to cut away the leaves. Now you place the leaves on the dehydrator rack spacing them so they do not touch one another. My Excalibur Dehydrator states the temperature should be set at 125 degrees.
Please check your dehydrator to confirm the temperature required for your unit.
It took 2-3 hours today to make it to the crisp stage. I’ll let it sit overnight and make kale powder tomorrow.
I never put my dehydrated food immediately in jars because I want to make sure it is totally dry. I filled my Vitamix blender and ground the dried leaves up really fine to make Kale powder.