For the record, license to kale was not the worst title I could think of. Tipping the s-kales. If looks could kale. A kale-r dish. A kale of a tale…
I have not recently been writing about healthy foods that I have made myself because of lots of homework. So here is a post for some pretty good kale chips. They are a little crunchy, and have a very strong taste, so you have to like powerful tastes to appreciate these. I used the “Oh! A veggie revelation” Sesame Sizzle seasoning that caught my eye on a billboard, but you don’t have to buy this exact seasoning to make kale chips. You can just put together for yourself some sesame seeds, chili powder, and salt.
Kale chips are an extremely easy recipe that even my 8-year-old brother could do, and I don’t think he even knows how to make toast.
Baked kale chips
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Yields: 2 servings
1 large bunch of kale
2 tsp. olive oil
2 tbs. Oh! Veggie Sesame Sizzle (or make yourself as described above)
Preheat the oven to 300˚F.
Wash kale, and dry very well. Tear into large pieces, removing tough stems.
Place kale in a large bowl with remaining ingredients and toss to coat. If you need a dash more oil, add it now, and work it in lightly. Place on a large baking sheet (or two) in a single layer. Bake in oven for 10 minutes, remove, gently toss, and continue to cook for 5 minute intervals until dry and crispy (usually between 20-30).
About that last part, the 5 minute intervals: you set a timer and wait five minutes until you mix them around so that they get baked on both sides. I was sitting at my desk listening to music when the timer I had set started going off, and it was very loud. It was a duck timer, and made a sound that was somehow annoying and pleasing at the same time. My brother was sleeping on the couch right next to me, but luckily didn’t wake up. He probably would’ve killed me if I had woken him from his sleep. A license to kale. So there I was. Running in a circle frantically attempting, and failing, to shut it off by shaking it violently and looking for a pillow to smother it with. In the end, I did manage to find the off button.
Could you smother this duck?