Baked Beet and Apple Chips with Chocolate Recipe

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It’s a pretty sleek looking mandolin. I got the Good Grips Stainless Steel Mandoline Slicer from Call the Kettle Black which is a mid-high end kitchen store with locations in Vancouver, BC and Edmonton. I’ve used mandolines before, but my old one was pretty crappy so it was time for it to retire.

Originally I was only going to make beet chips, but then I saw the apples sitting in the fridge and decided to use those as well. Beets and apples isn’t an uncommon match and I wanted more colour too. I was a bit dissappointed that I could only get my hands on red beets so a mix of both was the plan.

It’s a super simple and easy recipe, but it is a bit time consuming. If you want to speed up the process you can dip them in flour and fry them, but frying anything can stink up the house and get a bit messy. For an at home snack I will assume most people prefer something healthier. I won’t lie though, I ended up frying a batch in peanut oil which always works and tastes great.

Beet chips and apple chips sounded pretty “yawn” to me so I wanted to do something a bit different, but still simple. So I started opening up cupboards and saw these callebaut chocolates my friend Brenda gave me. I’ve made a chocolate lava cake with a beet coulis centre before so why not beet chips with chocolate?

I grated some before the baking process and then tried grating some after and it didn’t make much of a difference. The chocolate just melted into the beets when I did it before and when I did it after it didn’t really stick as easily. If you want it a bit sweeter just do it before and after.

It ended up being a sweet and savoury chip. Just think potato chips dipped in chocolate. Not weird right? Well I don’t find it weird. I actually want to try this with zucchini next because it reminded me of a zucchini chocolate cake too. The options are endless and you could play with the chocolate too. The chocolate is really just my sweet tooth chiming in so if you’re a savoury-only person than just stick with the salt and maybe some dried herbs or spices. You can’t really go wrong, but I like the sweet and salty contrast.

Baked Beet & Apple Chips with Chocolate Recipe

The Inspiration

Beets + Apples

The Finale

Baked Beet and Apple Chips

Call The Kettle Black

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Baked Beet & Apple Chips with Chocolate Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 medium beets, sliced with mandoline
  • 3-4 medium apples, sliced with mandoline
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fleur de sel
  • Optional: Dark chocolate
  • Optional: Cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Note: You can also deep fry them. Just pat them dry and coat them with flour and when the oil is hot, fry them until golden brown.

2. Wash and peel the beets with a peeler and slice 1/16 of an inch thick with a mandoline.

3. Wash and core apples and slice 1/16 of an inch thick with a mandoline.

4. In a large bowl toss in olive oil and place the slices in a single layer on a baking pan. The apples and beets may have slightly different cooking times so separate them.

5. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes (time will vary) until the edges shrivel. At 20 minutes flip them over.

6. Transfer on a paper towel or wire rack and allow to cool. They will crisp up as they cool so don’t worry if some look a bit flimsy.

7. Sprinkle with fleur de sel.

Optional: Grate dark chocolate and cinnamon over chips before they cool.

Presentation & Ideas

I made a blueberry cream cheese spread and painted it onto the plate.

I alternated the beet and apple chips and drizzled a blueberry balsamic reduction on top and topped it with fresh basil. It’s almost like a beet and goat cheese salad and you could easily switch the baked apples for baked peaches or other seasonal fruit. Now your beet and apple chips have become an easy appetizer.  

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