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
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.