Hello! I need to apologize for not posting anything in such a long time. There have been some pretty big changes lately in my life. My husband and I moved and are still in the process of adjusting. What is more, I started a translating/ proofreading job and haven’t had so much time to cook and share more recipes with you. Back in Poland I studied translation (German and English) and as much as I probably forgot most of my German, I get to speak English everyday and I’m very happy to use my skills and education in a professional background. That being said, I’m absolutely not forgetting about Eastern European Recipes! On the contrary, bringing you a brand new snack dish that I think a lot of you will like and I promise I will try to keep posting as much as I can.
I got the inspiration for this recipe during a trip to a grocery store. In the health food isle I noticed a bag of beet chips, instantly loved the concept and decided to try making my own version. I had all this ideas on what kind of spices would go with roasted beets, I tried different versions- cayenne pepper, sea salt, garlic and onion powder, they were all great. In the past I have tried kale chips which were super good but I honestly think that beet chips have a way better texture and are honestly a game changer for people trying to eat healthy.
Beet chips are crunchy, delicious, salty and a perfect alternative for potato chips. What makes them even better is the fact that beets are super healthy because they’re high in vitamin C and minerals and my chips are baked not fried. It is very easy to make them, almost as easy as it is to devour the whole bowl in one sitting 🙂
I started with peeling the beets.
Then I sliced them on the mandoline slicer on the thinnest setting. You can also do that with a sharp knife. It is important, however, to make them more or less even thickness so they are bake evenly. I placed them on a paper towel and squeezed out the excess of moisture with another paper towel.
Then I put them in a bowl and drizzled with olive oil. As I said before, I made three different versions- sea salt, salt+ cayenne pepper and salt+garlic powder+onion powder. It is totally up to you which option sounds best to you. I personally liked the classic sea salt flavor the most.
I evenly distributed the sliced beets on a baking sheet. It is best if they don’t touch each other, if you stack them up they may get soggy. I baked them in a preheated oven at 375 F for 10 minutes, then kept checking if none of them get burned. They should be dark red and crispy. It took me around 17 minutes but it depends on the oven. Then I transferred them to a cooling rack to ensure that they crisp up even more.
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- 3 medium beets
- olive oil
- sprinkle of sea salt
- spices of your choice (cayenne pepper/ garlic powder and/or rosemary)
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Peel the beets and slice thinly with a slicer or a knife.
- Pat the slices dry with a paper towel.
- Place the beet slices in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Add other spices, like cayenne pepper, garlic powder or rosemary, if desired.
- Distribute beet slices evenly in a baking tray an bake for about 10 minutes, then keep checking every few minutes to ensure they’re not burned.
- Transfer beet chips to a cooling rack and serve or store in a air-tight container. Enjoy!