There are a lot of closeted beet lovers out there, and this might be just what they are looking for. And if you aren’t a beet lover, you should still try these, because they do not have that “earthy” flavor, AKA dirt. Personally, I love beets in pretty much any form. However, I struggle to make them at home outside of roasted, so this was a fun new idea to get my beet fix, along with my chip fix!
These are super quick and easy, with four ingredients. The hardest part is slicing them. I have a new fangled mandolin with one of those lame safety features, as if I’m going to cut myself. Okay, complete side story: The majority of my family would be sure I would cut myself. I’ve had two incidents using a box cutter which required stitches. One involved making a cat house out of cardboard boxes with my older brother when I was 6. I sliced the inside of my wrist right open – to the bone. He grabbed a wet washcloth and tried to quiet me so we wouldn’t wake up my parents that Saturday morning. Needless to say, they did hear me crying and took me to the emergency room. Not before my mom could get the camera to take a picture, though. She loves owie pictures!
Anyway, back to the beets. My mandolin doesn’t always slice to my liking, especially round objects, so I opted to do it by hand with a very sharp knife. Don’t worry, no digits were lost or even injured in the making of these chips.
The beets have a surprising bright flavor, while the rosemary does give an earthy (and I really mean earthy and not dirt this time) aroma. A pinch of salt and you’ve got yourself an irresistible crunchy snack. Pairs well with wine, so perfect for a girls night!
Baked Rosemary Beet Chips
Source: Adapted from Minimalist Baker
Servings: One (if you’re me) or 2-4
3 medium-large beets, rinsed and scrubbed
2 sprigs rosemary, roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Thinly slice beets with mandolin or sharp knife and place in large bowl.
- Drizzle beets with olive oil. Add salt and rosemary and toss to evenly cote.
- Arrange chips in a single layer on a baking sheet (or two if necessary), and bake for 15-20 minutes. Keep a close eye as they can burn quickly.
- Remove from oven, cool (if you can wait) and serve.