Monday, September 13, 2010

Beet it!

We had leftover brisket from the holiday, and couldn't think of what to make for dinner! It was one of those gray, rainy days. All day. So I got out my cookbooks, my magazines, some web sites and was looking for ideas for what to have with leftover brisket! I had raw beets in the frig that needed to be used, too. and used quickly!  Yellow and pink beets, very pretty!



BEET CHIPS!

Now don't say YUCK, Beets! Well, you can, but you just might end up liking these. They came out really good. Nice and crispy. The first batch came out really crispy. Really, really crispy. Beyond crispy! Twenty minutes in my oven is way too long.  I didn't stack the baking sheets, I will next time. Have to work on actually READING through a whole recipe and following directions, but even so I would definitely make these again! They go really nice with sandwiches!


So I left them in for a little less time and the second batch came out much better. I'll need some practice, but these are delicious. And they go nice with panini's. The brisket became a cheddar chipotle brisket panini.




and if you don't want your hands stained yellow or pink, wear surgical gloves. They come in cool colors!





2 medium beets
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Peel beets and slice 1/16 inch thick with a mandoline. In a large bowl, toss beets with extra-virgin olive oil.

On two rimmed baking sheets (or use one sheet and bake in two batches), arrange beets in a single layer. Stack another rimmed baking sheet on top of each. Bake until edges of beets begin to dry out, about 20 minutes. Uncover and rotate sheets. Bake 10 to 20 minutes, removing chips as they become lightened in color. Transfer to a wire rack; chips will crisp up as they cool.

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Joining Mary's Mosaic Monday. For more mosaic's stop by the Little Red House!

24 comments:

  1. I love beets & this looks especially yummy! Good tip about the gloves, too!

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  2. Wow, a new way to prepare beets...I LOVE beets!
    Will try this soon.

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  3. You know, you just might have inspired this not-too-fond of beets person into giving them another try. They sure do look good and make a lovely mosaic!

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  4. I love beets! I need to try making beet chips! The yellow ones are so pretty.

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  5. Beet chips sound really tasty!

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  6. I would never say yuck to beets. I know they are a love em or hate em vegetable but, I love them. Your beet chips look wonderful.

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  7. There's a restaurant that we like that has a beet chip appetizer. You know I love beets! Can't wait to try this one.

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  8. Forgot to say I was tapping my foot to the melody while I typed ;)

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  9. I love beets...any way you cook them, but this I haven't tried....but I will! I have a bowl I picked sitting waiting for me to do something with them.

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  10. They look absolutely beautiful! No need for you to buy red white and blue Terra Chips - you can make your own Turnips, Beets and blue potatoes :-) I'll have to give that a try. I love the golden ones.

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  11. Thank you for visiting my blog, I appreciate the comment. I'm thinking of planting Beets. I bought a packet of seeds with various color of Beets yeserday. My husband said he doesn't like Beets but I'm willing to try it with salad!

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  12. Seriously need to try these... I Love Beets!

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  13. Hi,
    I just love beets. My father grew them in our garden and we had them boiled. They were wonderful and fresh. Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner.
    xoxo
    Betty

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  14. Rarely cook beets, mainly because I have very limited idea of what to do with them :), First time seeing yellow coloured beets.

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  15. Beet chips are very pretty. I've never tried them, but I think that I might enjoy them prepared that way. Sadly, I don't enjoy them otherwise.

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  16. What a great idea! Their colors are extraordinary too.

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  17. I like beets, but I don't like to prepare them!

    These simple recipe changes my mind, and I'm going to try..

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  18. I really like the sound of the beet chips. They are really new to me. It sounds like you put the remains of your pot roast to good use as well. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  19. That looks delicious!

    And Carol, I don't know why the purple glove gave me such a chuckle, but the way it appears to be stealthily sneaking up on the sandwich put a huge grin on my face.
    But then, you always have a way of doing that.

    Btw, I love beets, but no one else will give them a chance here, so I often make them for myself. And I'm ok with that.

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  20. Never seen yellow beets, only red.

    I love beets, but never tried beet chips. Easy and simple to prepare.

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  21. I've eaten commercially prepared beet chips and loved them, so making them at him will probably be much better. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    :-) Sue

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  22. Oh my gosh! I love beets! I was just thinking of picking some up and roasting them. Well, Martha was great and you can check out my blog for today where I write about it with lots of photos!

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  23. Wowowowowow!!! I would frame your beet collage...everybody you got the beet!!! Stunning...but not the glove...I might have nitemares..teehee

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  24. Love beets! This is a must try! If you ever see white beets grab 'em! They're the sweetest and no staining mess!

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