Dehydrated Beet Chips


Way back in January when I made my  Plan to Preserve I knew I needed more ways to preserve beets as there were quite a few left in the field at the co-op last year that no one pulled.  I ran across a recipe for beet chips.  The gal says she and her kids love them. It seemed easy, so I bookmarked the recipe and yesterday I tried it out.  

I used the slicing feature on my food processor and then overnight in the dehydrator at 125 degrees.  The beets looked pretty going in.  

What I got was about two cups of what appear to be rose petals.  Unfortunately they taste about like rose petals.  Initially sweet crunchy, then they get chewy with a very bitter after taste.  

It could be the beets I was using, but I doubt it.  Although I didn't use that batch for anything else, so I can't say for sure.

Anyone have any other ideas or recipes for how to preserve and enjoy beets this winter?

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  1. Anonymous7/25/2012

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  2. I was looking forward to your "recipe" sorry it didn't work out.

  3. This is great!

    I'm so excited. I just picked up one of these food dehydrators this weekend at a garage sale for $2. I'm so looking forward to doing this with our fruits and veggies!

  4. I hope this isn't too late, but I just dehydrated my beets with some vinegar and a bit of oil, as in this recipe: http://www.rawmazing.com/beet-chips-raw-recipe/

    I adored them and will try it out with balsamic vinegar next. :)