Sunday, June 21, 2009

Microwave Beet Chips

I can't say these are photogenic at all but they are really tasty - kind of crunchy and chewy at the same time with a roasted flavor. You have to cook one beet at a time though. If I ever have any left over, I think they'd be great to toss in a salad.

Microwave Beet Chips

Makes about 1 cup

1 lg beet, peeled as thinly as you can - about 1/8" slices
Vegetable oil cooking spray
Pinch of sea 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 8-9 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. Do check the beets while they are cooking to make sure you don't burn them - don't be alarmed if you see them covered with a white foam. I also do potatoes this way for potato chips although those do need to be turned mid-way during the cooking.

I think this may be the absolute perfect way to spend Sunday morning. These are Isa's Blueberry Corn Muffins from Vegan with a Vengeance and the Kindle 2 is an early birthday gift from my husband. I had been saving up to buy one since last winter and he took pity on me. There wasn't a huge choice of non-leather covers but this synthetic leather one from M-Edge is really nice because it stands so I can more easily read while knitting.

I'm working on a grilled flatbread recipe so I don't have to turn the oven on very often this summer. I'm not quite there yet but I'll post the recipe when I am happy with the results. This is a fennel and black pepper grilled flatbread topped with a white bean pesto puree, basil and garlic chives from my garden, with cucumbers, tomatoes and olives.


Laurie Ashton Farook said...

Beet chips sounds like an interesting possibility. Thanks for the idea. :)

And I know what you mean about photogenic - there are quite a few dishes I make that aren't the least bit photogenic, even though they taste great. Ah well... :)

Nanette said...

Laurie, I am just glad for the invention of parsley. Iadmit I put sprigs of parsley on various dishes that aren't very attractive. :)

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