Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Recipe- Beet Chips

We went as a family up to Larriland Farm in MD and in addition to picking lots of berries and picking up the most beautiful kale, we got to pick our own beets!  So cool.  Since we paid by weight, we tore the greens off and left them - but now that I'm getting a cold press juicer, next time I am bringing those greens home to juice!  :-)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

I rinsed the beets well since they were covered in dirt.  Then I used a peeler to peel each one.  (Not my favorite part!)
That's a lot of peeling!

Then, I used the slice feature on my new food processor.  If I had a mandolin, I would have used that instead.  They slice thinner.
Then once I sliced all the beets, I put in a bowl and mixed with olive oil and salt until coated.
I also had a really great helper!
We layed them out on parchment paper on a baking sheet and put in the oven for one hour.  
They really shrink up.  I then lifted the parchment paper and dumped into a bowl.  
Beautiful and delicious.  My tiny taste tester preferred the super crispy ones...some were crispier than others due to differing thickness (again food processor not as good as mandolin) so I put them back in oven.  I planned on an extra ten mins, got distracted and without setting the timer, I burned those red beauties into charcoal!
So sad and a whole bunch of beets wasted!  At least we got to eat half of them before I decided to put them back in.  

Guess we will have to head back to the farm!

Even if you are not a fan of beets, try these!  Beets are so good for you!  Some athletes even coin them as "legal doping" :-)

Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. Will definitely have to try this!

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  2. Save yourself a headache next time. Instead of peeling, rinse and put the beets in a big pot of water. Boil for 30 mins or so, then the skins will slide right off when you rub them. The beets will still be firm so you can proceed with the rest of the steps as described.

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  3. I'll have to try this! I've bought them prepared at the grocery store but I don't know what to do with them if I buy them from the farmers market (and the guy representing his family's farm wasn't much help either, admitting he didn't like beets- ha!)

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  4. I love beets! I am a huge fan of roasted beets so I'm sure I'd enjoy the chips. I'll try those out in our new double ovens!

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  5. They look fantastic! Can't wait to try them

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