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December 24, 2013 1:04 PM Subscribe
In an attempt to be all healthy and virtuous, I tried to make kale chips in the microwave. I nuked a small plate of plain, unadorned kale. The kale WENT UP LIKE A FREAKING FIREWORK (sparks, flames, scary noises). Multiple times (hey, I learn by doing). WHY?!
posted by julthumbscrew to Food & Drink (16 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Kale chips are one of the few veggies my little bastard children will eat, so when The Internets told me they could be prepared in the microwave, I was SUPER-excited. However, when I attempted to do so, my kale violently BURST INTO SPARKS/FLAMES, scaring the bejesus out of me. Why did my kale do this? If I ever muster up the courage to try again, how can I avoid the same terrifying consequences?
- The kale was prewashed, prebagged stuff from Trader Joe's. I did not put anything on it.
- The microwave is standard-issue above-the-stove Kenmore one. It is used frequently and has never misbehaved.
- The kale was on an uncoated paper plate. I have microwaved stuff on these plates before, sans incident.
- I tried microwaving multiple batches of kale, multiple times. Each microwaving resulted in sparks/flames within 45 seconds. The sparks seemed to originate from the stem area.
- I didn't invent the microwave method: multiple food blogs advocate this method.
If you'll excuse me, I'll be hiding in the cupboard and shaking while I await your replies...