Homemade Root Veggie Chips

Homemade Root Veggie Chips are a great way to add color and introduce your kids to new vegetables. It’s also a great way to use up extra root vegetables in the fridge. We make these homemade chips as a special treat to eat with sandwiches or hotdogs. They’re so pretty!

Black Bean Veggie Burgers are great to serve as the main dish with homemade chips. They would complete a vegetarian meal .The black bean burgers are so good even hardcore carnivores will love them!

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The trick to making Homemade Root Veggie Chips is to slice your root vegetables very thinly. Some people do this with a mandolin, but I always skin my knuckles on those things. I just use a very sharp knife and go to town on the veggies. Make sure your veggies are scrubbed clean before you start slicing. Plan on a cup of sliced veggies per person. My ingredient list is just a guide since I just pulled fresh vegetables straight from my garden, so use whatever root vegetables you like for these homemade chips.

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Homemade Root Veggie Chips

Ingredients

  • Variety of root vegetables: I used white icicle radishes, red radishes, purple potatoes, red potatoes, carrots, and beets.
  • Oil for frying OR alternatively you can bake in the oven at 400 F for 45 minutes, coating first in olive oil and stirring every 10 minutes during the baking process.
  • Sea salt
  • Herbs: I used rosemary and lemon thyme, minced

Directions

In a heavy skillet or pot, heat oil for frying over medium heat until hot. I never know what the actual temperature is, but if you’ll drop a small slice in and it drops to the bottom and quickly returns to the top while sizzling, the temperature is hot enough. The correct temperature will take the chips 7-10 minutes to fry without burning.

Scrub root vegetables clean.

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Slice thinly into coins.

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Fry about a cup or so at a time OR bake in the oven at 400 F for 45 minutes, coating first with olive oil and stirring every 10 minutes during the baking process.

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Place each batch on paper towels to drain.

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Sprinkle with sea salt and herbs for flavor.

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