Do you love beets? Many years ago I wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole! Now, I’ve grown to love them. I eat them roasted to raw and pretty much consume them daily. I like to shred many of them in my food processor and keep them for salads, add to smoothies… just eat them out of the bowl. So I thought I would make some chips for my kids – who aren’t fond of regular roasted beets. When I crisp them up and they seem to eat any veggie possible. I love it. I love using olive oil or truffle oil on these for a deeper, more intense flavor.
Bowl by Dylan Kendal.
3-4 large beets, washed and peeled
Olive oil or whichever oil you prefer to use
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place a cookie wire rack inside your cookie sheet to suspend the beets. Slice the beets on the thinnest or second thinnest setting depending on your preference. Using the hand guide, place the beet in it and start running it over the blade of the mandolin. Once completed, I place the beet slices into a bowl and massage them with a drizzle of oil and a bit of salt. Then lay them out on the rack that is set into your cookie sheet and place in the preheated oven. Bake until golden brown on the edges and crisp 30 minutes or more. If you don’t have a wire rack, just place on your baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes -then flip over half way through and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Let them cool and firm up a bit then consume immediately.
Ahhh fitness front update:
I ran Monday 5 miles and did another 5 today along with weights and core. My finger has really been bothering me lately- specifically the pins are just causing a lot of pain. I head to the doc Friday secretly hoping to have them removed but scared at the same time. The weather is cooling down and I’m hoping to get a nice relaxing long run in sometime this week to add distance and will worry about speed later.
Here is a pic from my daughter’s middle school hockey game yesterday. I really craved getting out there to play after watching her game. I played in college and love the aggressive nature and mental challenges the game poses. She had a great game and I really enjoyed watching her. She’s no. 37.
That’s it for now. Hope you are all having a great week!
— Knead to Cook