Beet & Sweet Chips
These baked beet and sweet potato chips are absolutely bursting with flavor. This crispy snack takes fresh beets, sweet potatoes and thyme and turns them into a healthy snack or side dish. After having a few of these beet and sweet potato chips made from scratch, you won’t want to go back to store-bought chips again. Readers beware: these chips are binge-worthy!
What You’ll Need
- 3 medium or large beets, sliced thin
- 1 large sweet potato, sliced thin
- 2-3 sprigs of thyme, removed and chopped
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh thyme, sea salt and/or fresh black pepper for garnish
How To Make It
- Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C)
- Pour beet slices in a large bowl and coat lightly with olive oil. Season with thyme, salt and pepper. Place beet slices on a baking sheet. Take care not to overlap the slices. If you don’t want your hands to be stained pink, now would be a great time to wash them!
- Pour sweet potato slices in a large bowl and coat lightly with olive oil. Season with thyme, salt and pepper. Place sweet potato slices on a second baking sheet. Take care not to overlap the slices.
- Bake beet and sweet potato slices in the oven until crisp. These chips do burn easily, so start watching them very closely once you hit the 15 minute mark.
- Remove chips from the oven and let them cool on the sheet.
- Serve with fresh thyme, sea salt and fresh ground pepper or another garnish of your choice. Enjoy!
If you cut your slices too thick, they may start to brown yet remain soft in the middle after cooling. This is easily the most common error when it comes to baking chips. You have a couple of options here:
- You could just eat them immediately as a roasted beets & sweets side dish or stuff them in a taco with some black beans, shredded cabbage and avocado.
- However, if you’re like me, you probably want actual beet and sweet potato chips. For the rest of us, I recommend a dehydration protocol. Heat your oven to back up to 200-250 degrees and let them hang out in the heat until they crisp up. Check in on them frequently, as you want them to be crisp… but not tough!
For best results, use a mandoline slicer for thin, uniform slices. When you use your mandoline slicer, be sure to protect your hands using the finger guard.
We recommend the Joyful Cook Stainless Steel Mandoline Slicer.View Mandoline Slicer Details