Dec 27, 2010

Beet Chips

And now for something completely different. An easy and healthy snack. Beet chips. Like potato chips but with beets instead of potatoes, and baked instead of fried. As mentioned in a previous post, I've discovered as an adult that I do in fact like beets. And this is a different way to eat them. The idea for this came from a chef at a local restaurant called Communal. I don't think they serve this snack at the restaurant, but I did find the recipe on their blog. According to the blog, "All you do is peel some raw beets and slice them as thin as possible. You really need a mandoline for this. Then place them on parchment paper on a baking sheet and sprinkle some sea salt on top. Bake them at 300 degrees for about 30 minutes. That’s it!" I tried these today, and although the chips aren't as crispy or as addictive as potato chips, they were a nice change of pace for a snack. Plus I really like the color. I'm going to try another batch tomorrow and maybe brush the beet slices with a little balsamic vinegar before I bake them and see how that works out. I'll let you know how that experiment goes.

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