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ZSR and Kale? Yes, We Did!

We are doing it! The Kale Chip Sensation! Our take is baked. This said, we're down with the deep-fry version, too. Done in a cast iron pot with peanut oil. Either way, drizzle that fantastic olive oil from your stash along with dusting Zombie Breath. Look, you can also go Zombie Powder or Bone Cruncher versions. Whichever spiceblend mix, the crunch rounds out being able to say you really can enjoy eating Powerfoods! =D

The following measurements are tailored to make a big salad bowl full of these baked leaf chips, using two 11 x 14 baking sheet pans. We'll state what is hopefully obvious where the leaf chips are not compressed/packed in the bowl.

PS - make sure the raw kale leafs are washed and completely dry of water. Remember, oil and water do not mix. We're telling you, telling yourself you will get by by half-a**ing this tip will result in soggy leaf chips.

Ingredients / ZSR Take to Making this as a Snack or Side Dish

  • Kale: we normal prepare with bagged, pre-cut/chopped kale. Of course this cuts down on both prep time and saves from scrubbing that green off the cutting board later. With that in mind, of course we've also prepped a kale bunch. Your call depending on the size chip you're going for and/or preference to support your local farm/er =D
  • Get your Olive Oil & Zombie Breath ready: when we bake these leaf chips, the raw kale leafs are tossed in a few spoonfuls of both olive oil and Zombie Breath. We toss it all in the same salad/serving bowl that's gonna be used after cooking. This saves a second bowl that has to be hand-washed since it won't fit in the dishwasher, grrrr!
  • That's it for prep! Spread the coated raw kale leafs over each of the two 11 x 14 baking sheet pans. Throw those pans in a 350 degree oven for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Finally, sample a few of those chips. This is so you can evaluate another dusting of Zombie Breath is warranted. We say do it regardless. We Americans tend to under-spice in general. Go ahead, give a final dusting touch up, especially when there is a Brew or Bubble-ies in the other hand.

PS - just in case, you don't know the particulars, Kale does add nutritional value. Dark green vegetables, like spinach and kale, are powerhouses of nutrients. It's often referred to as a Superfood for a reason. Cooked kale offers more iron per ounce than beef, wow! The nutrients in kale can help boost well-being and prevent a range of health problems. It contains fiber, antioxidants, calcium, and vitamin K, among others. Also, kale is a good source of vitamin C and iron.

So, how did yours turn out? We'd love to see your combos, whether you've done this before or trying for the first time... post your pics on Facebook and/or Instagram and tag us @zombiespicerub. Leave a comment below. Might be some schwag in it for you =D

You got this, fellow #mealtimeowner

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