Monday, July 26, 2010

Recipe: Microwave Beet Chips

I got a new toy (free!) - a friend of mine gave me a really cool Oxo Mandoline Slicer.  And my parents gave me some beets from their garden.

So, I decided to make beet chips in the microwave.

They were delicious!  I have made potato chips and sweet potato chips in the same manner.  They would be GREAT in a lunch, though I worry they might get a little soggy if they weren't separate from other things, or if they were put in the fridge overnight for instance.  I will try this with some microwave potato chips maybe for Daddy's lunch for tomorrow, and test it out.

I ate two beet's worth of chips all on my own... Mmmmmm!  I sliced them on my mandoline using a crinkle cut, but you could cut them with a knife if you can cut them thinly enough, or a cheaper mandoline (I have this one, too!  I'm a bit of a kitchen gadget addict.  I admit it freely.

Microwave Beet Chips

1 lg beet, peeled as thinly and evenly as you can
Cooking spray
sprinkle of salt

Spray a dinner plate with the cooking spray and lay beet slices on the plate without overlapping. Sprinkle with salt.

Microwave on HIGH for 6-8 minutes or until beets are just starting to get crunchy. They will continue to cook a bit after you take them out of the microwave.

Note: Check the beets while they are cooking to make sure you don't burn them - and they may get a white foam on them. If you overcook them, they can catch on fire!  So don't do it.

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  1. I had no idea you could make these in the microwave. I'm definitely going to try this out!

  2. Oh my gosh. I just came across your recipe. I LOVE beets. SO have to try this. I have the original V-Slicer from before we got married like 23 years ago. Still works great...

  3. Nice pictures, will be trying this out. I made microwave eggplant and zucchini chips recently, which I liked.