Beet chips are amazingly simple to make. Wholesome, crunchy, and are a lovely combination of sweet and savory and are packed with amazing nutrients such as potassium, betaine, magnesium, folate, and Vitamin C and a good dose of nitrates.
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The dehydrated beet chips are also great for taking on camping trips and general snacking; they’re pretty tasty and couldn’t be any easier to make.
Here’s how to make beet chips in dehydrator.
What Ingredients and Equipment You Need to Make the Beet Chips
- A food dehydrator
- mandoline slicer
- Two medium raw beets washed and peeled
Steps on How to Dehydrate Beets
The first step is to slice the prepared beets paper-thin with a mandoline ( keep fingers safe).
Once you have sliced the beets you want to dehydrate, you will need to lay these onto the food dehydrator trays.
Next, you will need to set the food dehydrator to 125 degrees Fahrenheit and dry the beets for approximately three to four hours (dehydrate according to manufacturer’s instructions). Dehydrating time will vary depending on the thickness of the beet chips and the humidity level near your dehydrator.
How to Eat Dehydrated Beets
The best way to eat dehydrated beet chips is alongside a burger, grilled chicken, or even packed into a kids’ school lunch.
How to Store Dehydrated Beets
The best way to store the dehydrated beet chips is in an airtight container. Depending on how dried out the beet chips are, they are probably suitable for at least a few weeks. The chips can be quickly squashed if stored in a bag, so opt for a stronger container.
Dehydrated Foodz Note:
- You could replace sliced turnip or yam for the beets. The texture will vary, but if sliced thinly enough, almost anything can become a delicious chip.
- If you don’t have a food dehydrator or find it easier to use the oven, then you can arrange beets on lined baking sheets and bake in the oven on the lowest setting for 3 1/2 hours.
Let us know how your beet chips recipe turned out.