There’s been more snacking than usual lately, and I like to snack. I say the crunchier and saltier the better.
I’ve been nibbling on all sorts of things at holiday parties. Or I haven’t eaten enough at these parties because I’ve been too busy chatting, and I end up snacking when I get home. Not my ideal timing to eat.
My days of late-night eating are long gone, but I get desperate and just need a little something for my empty stomach!
Of course, I don’t always want fruit or veggies and dip. I have a weakness for carbs and lots of other things. To curb my cravings for classic snack foods like potato chips, I try to have more wholesome versions at close reach.
I started by scrubbing any dirt off an assortment of red and golden beets. To slice them very thin, I used a mandolin. Yes, you can use a knife, but a mandolin makes these paper-thin cuts a cinch.
I tossed the beets in a few glugs of olive oil along with salt and pepper. It helps to roast them on a sheet pans lined with parchment paper, so you don’t risk them sticking to the pan.
Once the oven-baked beet chips were wrinkled at the edges, crispy and still warm, I sprinkled them with flaky sea salt, black pepper and chopped fresh rosemary. You also could use thyme leaves, minced chives, chopped cilantro or parsley, or a mixture of fresh herbs.Print
Oven-Baked Beet Chips
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
- Total Time: 20-25 minutes
- Yield: 2-1/2 - 3-1/3 cups 1x
5–6 medium assorted beets (red, yellow & Chioggia)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
Flaky sea salt for serving Chopped fresh herbs for serving (rosemary, thyme, parsley, cilantro, chives)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment. Use a mandolin or sharp knife to slice the beets 1/16-inch thick. Toss the beets with olive oil, salt and pepper. Arrange them in single layers on the prepared sheet pans. You will need to bake these in batches. Bake until crisp, about 15-20 minutes. Toss the warm chips with flaky sea salt, black pepper and fresh herbs.