Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Beetroot Crisps

When we flew out to South Africa, we had an evening flight. Which meant that we had to come up with some food but we'd been steadily emptying the fridge for days. I managed to concoct burgers, topped with blue cheese (left from the gorgonzola pannacotta that Paul wouldn't eat) and our homemade, home-grown green tomato chilli relish. We also had a few beetroot that we hadn't managed to get through. I peeled them, sliced them on the mandolin and fried them until they were crisp. They took a lot more frying than I anticipated! But they were very nice, lightly sprinkled with some red wine infused salt I'd been given for Christmas. I don't know that the red wine added any flavour, but it certainly looked pretty.

16 comments:

ThaiVariety said...

Umm...That's look delicious.

Happy new year!!

George Gaston said...

Very creative way to use beetroots. I bet they where deicious. Thanks for the idea, I think I will give it a try.

kat said...

I's eat a big bowl of those anytime, I love beets so much

A Year on the Grill said...

about beetroot... well, my mama taught me not to say those words, so i will just say that I loved your welsh rarebit recipe, and will promise to love your next recipe post

Foodycat said...

Thai Variety - thanks! Your blog looks good.

George - glad you like them

Kat - it's very tempting

AYOTG - well you can't say fairer than that, but I swear even beetroot haters would like this!

ARLENE said...

How innovative! I'd love to try those beetroot chips.

Dee said...

You went to South Africa... wow!
I love beetroot so am definitely going to try the crisps. Pan fry?

Chef Aimee said...

Those look better than any kind of chip! Happy New Year!

Foodycat said...

Arlene - give them a go!

Dee - yeah, 10 days with the in laws! I shallow fried, but I think you could oven fry too.

Aimee - they are so tasty! Happy New Year.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Great idea! I love that you made crisps out of them, beets are one of my faves.

James Brewer said...

Thats a new way to eat beetroot, think I'll give that a go.

AnnemarieSchimmel said...

Good blog~nice to meet u..................................................................

Foodycat said...

Natashya - I have more beetroot, so I am going to do them again.

James - you can buy them at M&S if you don't fancy making them!

Debinhawaii said...

So funny--I just tagged a recipe in a magazine for baked beet crisps a few days ago and just got a beet in my CSA box yesterday so I am going to try it this weekend. I am not a huge beet fan but thought they would be fun to try. Yours look delicious! ;-)

Taste of Beirut said...

I love beets! great idea, thanks!
I am giving away some goodies from my recent trip to Lebanon, if interested!

Foodycat said...

Deb - baked? That's a much better idea! Next ones will be baked.

ToB - gooduies from lebanon? Yes please!

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