Kale or Chard Fries
2-3 cups vegetable oil for frying
Stems from 2 bunches kale or chard, cut into 2- inch pieces (mix and match; use stems from 1 bunch of each!)
1 cup cold water
1 cup all purpose flour
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of cayenne pepper
In a deep pan, heat the oil to 350°F.
While oil is coming to temperature, mix the water, flour and egg in a small bowl, until moistened but some lumps remain.
Dip the stems into the batter and then carefully drop battered stems into the hot oil. Fry in batches for about 1 minute or until light golden brown. Using tongs, remove the fries from the oil and drain well on a bed of paper towels.
In a small bowl, mix sesame seeds, salt, coriander, ginger and cayenne.
Sprinkle the seasoning over the fries. Serve immediately.
Recipe and photo by Cheryl D. Lee, Black Girl Chef’s Whites