Sunday, November 6, 2011

Oven Roasted Beet Chips



When I first looked at this photo, it reminded me of autumn leaves that had fallen to the ground but they're beautiful, oven roasted golden and red beets. 

I will admit that I am very fond of beets. I grew up eating them since my mother loved them too. Now, thankfully, golden beets are more readily available at the farmers' markets. My husband would never touch red beets when I made them but he will eat the slightly milder golden beets.


I am probably the last person blogging to make beet chips, but these Farmers' Market lovelies finally convinced me to try them. Sliced with my mandoline and ready to pop in the oven:


They were delicious!  Much healthier than deep-fried, and even my non-beet loving husband enjoying crunching on them.  They are at their crispiest when eaten within a few hours after roasting.

Click here for some interesting nutritional information on beets.


Oven Roasted Beet Chips
Adapted from Green Market Recipes
Printable Recipe


Warning:  Watch carefully.  I burned my first batch of beet chips!
Beets - I used both golden and red beets
Olive oil
Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Slice the beets thinly using a mandoline. Pat the slices dry with paper toweling as best you can. Place the beet slices in a large bowl and toss with just enough olive oil to coat. Lay the beet slices in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking pan and roast on one side until crisp. Turn the beet slices over with a spatula and finish until desired crispness (I didn't bother turning them over).  Depending on your oven and the thickness of your slices, this may take approximately 10-15 minute per side if you turn them or 20-25 minutes total roasting time.

When finished, remove from oven and sprinkle immediately with sea salt. Can be made a few hours ahead.

Notes: I served these beet chips as part of an appetizer tray.

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53 comments:

  1. Hi Susan!

    I saw beets in the market last week and was tempted to buy them since my husband likes beets. Not sure what to do with them, I passed.

    They sure are colorful and unusual!

    Beautiful photos :)

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  2. Hi Susan, I love beets both red and yellow. Never had them in chip form (perhaps in a bag of veggie chips?) but I would love to make my own. I roast beets and sprinkle with goat cheese. I also like them pickled with red onion and allspice berries. xo

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  3. i love this colors! it looks gorgeous :*

    kisses from Romania!

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  4. I am going to have to try this. Beets are so good for you, I'm just clueless as to what to do with them.

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  5. I never made beet chips, but they look great! I love roasted beet, so I'm sure I'd like beet chips!

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  6. I made some ..maybe 3 yrs ago after trying the bought kind..I loved the look too..I cannot remember if mine were as pretty as yours..

    :)

    I like everything my mom liked also.

    Your collage is so pretty..

    x

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  7. I love beets! Haven't tried the gold ones or chips though, they sound good:@)

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  8. delicious looking chips lovely site
    nice to meet you

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  9. I love beets! I haven't made them as chips, so you weren't the last blogger to make them :). Beautiful pictures.

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  10. My resident beet fanatic has forced me to take a 2nd look at beets. These look wonderful! Trying these very soon!

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  11. They really do look pretty! What a perfect food to serve in autumn.

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  12. bookmarking to make this week what fun and will buy a madoline for them

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  13. We love beets too, but now I am officially the last person in Blogdom who hasn't tried beet chips. They sound like a great Friday night treat.

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  14. I love beets fixed any way possible. Love the store purchased chips, but I have yet to make them myself. Sounds fabulous to me. I also love sweet potato chips. May be I will mix them. Thanks!

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  15. They do look like autumn leaves! We love beets--well, my husband and I do. The boys treat them like arsenic!
    I think these would make a nice light appetizer for Thanksgiving. Can't wait to try them.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  16. I've been meaning to try them ever since Dishesdone posted them on her blog. I love golden beets! Have you ever had white? So sweet!

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  17. The colors of these chips is so pretty...will be getting out the mandoline to give this a try.

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  18. I am the only beet lover in my household, and that means that if I make them it's more for me. :) I've cooked beets many ways, but never as chips- they look really good! They do look like beautiful autumn leaves. :)

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  19. Mmm, the color alone make them worth all the work. The taste is just icing on the cake, as far as I'm concerned. I LOVE beets! xoxo

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  20. I LOVE beets. The color is amazing! I'll have to try your recipe. Thanks!

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  21. Love the beet chips, beautiful colors! I made them a while back and they do burn easily. Looks delicious.

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  22. I did not grow up eating beets, and the only way my husband's family enjoys them is pickled (ick!!). However, I would definitely be open to trying them this way. I'm pinning it now.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  23. I have just discovered my love for beets this summer, but haven't done much branching out. This recipe looks delicious and I will have to try it out! Thanks :)

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  24. I love beets but golden one it's hard to find here!Lovely photos Susan!Have a good week, a warm hug...

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  25. I grew up loving beets but have only tried commeercial varieties of beet chips. For shame.

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  26. I am not fond of beet at all, but these chips look so yummy that m tempted to try :)

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  27. I really love beets, but have never heard of beet chips. Looks wonderful and what a nice collage.
    Rita

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  28. Hi Susan, Yes please! I'll take a big handful! They look wonderful and would certainly satisfy my need to crunch. I am making these this week. YUMMY!
    Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY and sharing this pretty and delicious treat!
    Yvonnne

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  29. I'm sure these are delicious Susan. I would make them just to give fabulous color to my table. They are amazingly beautiful. I am a big fan of sweet potato chips and am excited to try your beet chips for our Boise State vs TSU game this next Saturday. Thanks!

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  30. My mom loved them too! None of us did. My Irish born bil won't touch them as he said in Ireland it is pig food! :). My mom still served them, only the fresh ones.
    I have had sweet potato chips but didn't like them, and I love sweet potatoes!
    Yours look very healthy. I'd try one, bit I don't think I would make them. Glad J ate some even though he doesn't like beets.

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  31. Susan, I've roasted beets in the past, but I don't recall mine ever resembling pretty autumn leaves.
    I won't comment on my results, but I'll agree, they are good.

    Enjoy them.

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  32. I love beets too and would love to make these asap! Thanks for a timely post.

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  33. Bev has decided roasting is the way to cook beets vs. boiling and while I can get all of them I want for a year from one meal, I'll be sure she sees these - and I'll even try them if she makes some. Heck, I might even like them :-).

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  34. Susan, never have made beet chips. Have eaten commercially available ones. They are soooo beautiful. I love beets, but seldom eat them. I grew up loving to eat the beet greens. My son and his cross country team were in a small study to see if drinking beet juice before a race would help you have more endurance. After one sip of beet juice, my son dropped out of the study :). They are supposed to lower your blood pressure. Joni

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  35. I love beets and always add to my juice, and just had beet chips mixed with other kinds of roots.
    Yours look so pretty and I totally understand about burning it easily hehehe.
    Hope you have a nice week ahead Susan :-)

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  36. My husband grows bets for me, but we have never even heard of yellow beets. Guess that will be the new thing for next year. The idea of roasting the slices is a great one. I cannot wait to give it a try. Yummy! genie

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  37. I haven't tried this recipe yet, so I'm glad that you are sharing it. I've always enjoyed beets, so this will be a big treat, plus I love that they look like autumn's leaves.

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  38. The colors are just spectacular! I bet they were wonderful. I haven't tried the golden beets yet. I am sure I would love them too.

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  39. Absolutley love the colors...What a great idea

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  40. Susan, I have never tried making them at home, so you are certainly ahead of me! The first picture reminds me of all leaves. How beautiful!

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  41. I'm CONSTANTLY trying to come around to beets but I think i woudl really enjoy them as beet chips. That picture of them looking like foliage is amazing!

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  42. These look wonderful! I have never tried beets nor seen the golden ones before! Will have to give this a try one day! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Never heard of beef chips before, and your right they do look a little like leaves! Richard

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  44. Love love homemade beetroot chips. Yours has turned out so beautiful and crisp.

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  45. Great idea, Susan. I've never attempted them, so you are NOT the last blogger. That first photo is enough to sell me; perfect fall leaves I thought at first glance. :) I'd love to take these to a dinner coming up.

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  46. Oh my...these are absolutely beautiful. What a healthy alternative to traditional potatoes chips! :) Gotta try to make these soon.

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  47. I've never made beet chips either. Where have I been? They are beautiful and would be a fun addition to an appetizer tray.

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  48. Now I know what to do next time these pop up in my CSA. Thanks!

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  49. Thanks for such a great recipe - so good to know how to make these - Mary x

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  50. These look delicious and I love bets! gloria

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  51. Thank you all for your wonderful comments - as always!

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  52. I love beets, but I never tried to make chips out of them! I definitely trying this very soon...it's such a healthy snack! Thanks for the inspiration, Susan. They do look like autumn leaves :)

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  53. Autumn leaves were my first thought too :) Tasty way to showcase beets!

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