Even if you're not a big fan of the oceany taste of nori, or of sea vegetables in general, you still have to try these delicious crunchy crackers. The flavor of the nori will mellow nicely in the oven, which combined with the sesame oil and cute seeds makes this easy recipe a fun one for kids to make alongside you. Sprinkle some sea salt, wasabi powder or brush on some brown rice syrup to make them sweet, these versatile nori nibbles are ideal for when you crave a crunchy healthy snack.
Crispy and very tasty, these nibbles will melt in your mouth and are a great way to include healthy algaes into your diet. Sea vegetables are an excellent source of iodine, iron, calcium and vitamin K, as well as a very good source of the B-vitamin folate and magnesium, so it’s worth to give them a go! Eat them warm, take them to the office or munch them away through the day, they are fun, quick and simple to make, and you will only need three ingredients: nori sheets, sesame oil and sesame seeds.
1. Gather the ingredients
- 3 sheets of roasted nori
- 2 Tbsp of sesame oil, or as needed
- 2 Tbsp of sesame seeds, or as needed
2. Cut the nori
Cut the nori sheets in small squares using sharp scissors. The subtle vertical lines you’ll see on the sheets can be used as a guide.
3. Prepare the sesame oil
To apply the sesame oil to each of the nori squares you could use a brush or sparse some on a plate, whichever is more fun for your kids.
4. Sparse the oil
Place each nori square on the oily plate and move it around so it soaks up some oil.
5. Add the sesame seeds
Sprinkle some sesame seeds on the oily side of each nori square.
6. Heat ’em up!
To make the crackers crunchier and tastier, transfer them to a baking tray and heat them up. Either bake them at 250 degrees in the oven for 15 minutes, heat them in a pan, a minute per side, or if you have a small electric oven, bake them for 3 minutes.
The nori crackers are now ready to enjoy. If you prefer a deeper marine taste, sprinkle some sea salt or if you like spice, add a bit of wasabi powder.
8. Store or Pack them
Eat them warm, store them in the fridge or pack them and bring them with you, they’ll surely get you through the day, in a healthy way.
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