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veggie root chips

veggie root chips

Union Square Greenmarket scales down during the winter time to the essential stands during the week. I walked through earlier this week, without a list, tbh my only plan was to grab a gluten-free almond blueberry muffin from body and soul vegan bakery (which I did). I wandered through the stands of massive carrots and sweet potatoes as big as my noggin and found a mixed root bag for 4 dollars! Filled with red beets, gold beets, orange carrots, white carrots, potatoes and a few other mysterious things with dirt on them. Gaining inspo from my cool - heavy as hell grab bag I went home to make my own root creations!

mixed root bag

I’m a big fan of root chips. I think that was the was first version of veggie I ate with sincere joy. Fried veggie chips seemed counter intuitive to me so I made and executive decision to bake them. Down a mandolin, slicing them thin enough was the only real issue, other than that they were delicious!

some beet art!

some beet art!



2 sweet potatoes
2 purple and/or golden beets
Fine sea salt


25 min prep
20 min cook time (per round)

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

  2. Slice the veggies into 1/16 in thick rounds using a mandolin or a knife

  3. Lay them on a paper towel and press out as much moisture as possible

  4. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper lay the rounds in a single layer, season with salt and pepper

  5. Place in the oven to bake for 20 min

  6. Let cool on the sheet for at least 5 minutes and then transfer to a ziploc bag or enjoy immediately!

Thanks Phillips Farms!! If you're on the East Coast you can go to there farm in New Jersey and pick your own berries! YUM! Check them out here.


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