Baked Beet Chips

This post is like a bad pun tonight – watching the election results roll in and eating beet chips.  Hehe.  I hope you all voted early, absentee, or today.  We had a lovely teacher work day today and after voting I spent the morning cleaning out supply cupboards in my art room.  I also got a chance to try some new project ideas out.  More on that later though. 
Anyway, baked beet chips are so easy to make as a quick side to your dinner, an after school snack for kids, or as a side dish for a party. 
Peel 3 beets.  

Using a mandoline, slice beets on the thinnest setting, such as 1/16.”

Put sliced beets in a bowl, toss with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. 

Spread onto a baking sheet, cover with a second baking sheet.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until edges begin to dry and curl.  

I tried baking one batch covered for the first half of baking

and one batch uncovered for the entire duration of baking.  The covered batch seemed to be crispier.  

After 20 minutes of covered baking, flip beet chips and return to oven, uncovered, for another 10 to 15 minutes or until dried and curled.  

Your edges should curl like so.  These chips still need to be flipped and baked once more. 
Allow chips to cool on a wire rack and they will get crispy, rest assured! 

I was surprised by how much the beet chips shrank over the baking period – there are two rings visible from the two baking lengths. 

3 beets only makes about one plate of beet chips which meant we were left battling Greta for these babies! 

In the end this is all we had left…
Next time, sweet potato chips. 
Baked Beet Chips
1. Peel 3 beets.  Using a mandoline, slice beets on the thinnest setting, such as 1/16.”
2. Put sliced beets in a bowl, toss with 2 teaspoons of olive oil.  Spread onto a baking sheet, cover with a second baking sheet.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until edges begin to dry and curl.  
3. After 20 minutes of covered baking, flip beet chips and return to oven, uncovered, for another 10 to 15 minutes or until dried and curled.  Allow chips to cool on a wire rack and they will get crispy. 

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