Not all chips are the same. There are those that are definitely bad for the figure and heart because they are loaded with bad carbs, sodium and saturated fat. But then there are also chips that are actually harmless — providing an exceptional snacking experience, such as those that are out of vegetables!
Actually, there are many different vegetables that can be turned into chips without any hassle. But for this article, we will learn how to turn into chips perhaps one of the most loathed root vegetables on the planet: turnips.
Did you have lots of unfortunate childhood experiences involving turnips? Now that you are a health-conscious adult, it’s the perfect time to end the bad blood with turnips. By turning them into delectable chips that are loaded with vitamins and minerals, then you can start a more loving relationship with the said root veggies.
One of the nicest thing about making turnip chips with your own hands is you can always add a dash of your personality to it, meaning you can have it seasoned with just about any herb or spice that you like.
You want your vegetarian turnip chips hot? Try using paprika or cayenne pepper. You want these crunchy treats herby? Add a little garlic powder or crushed dried basil leaves. However, the recipe below will stick to just a little salt and ground black pepper. Once you get the hang of whipping up turnip chips, you can season it the way you want.
So without further ado, here’s the super easy recipe:
4 large turnips
6 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of finely-ground salt
1/2 teaspoon of finely-ground black pepper
-Get your oven preheated to 400°F (200°C). Yup, the turnip chips you will be making are baked so you know that they won’t wreak havoc to your health.
-Wash turnips thoroughly. Reach for a knife and carefully peel all of them.
-Slice turnips thinly — the thinner you make them, the crunchier the resulting chips will be. Although you may slice up those turnips with a knife, it’s a wonderful idea to use a mandoline which enables you to slice turnips thinly, and all of which having the same thickness.
-Reach for a large baking sheet and spread the sliced turnips across it. Make sure that everything’s on a single layer only. Drizzle with olive oil. Afterwards, sprinkle finely-ground salt and black pepper on them.
-Stash the baking sheet in the oven and allow the turnip chips to cook for about 20 minutes. On the 10 minute mark, flip the chips so that both sides will be equally cooked.
-Because you have made your turnip chips very thin, make sure to keep an eye on them every now and then. Immediately remove the baking sheet from the oven once they are already slightly browned.
-Place the baking sheet onto a wire rack and allow the homemade turnip chips to cool for about 10 minutes. Transfer the chips onto a serving plate and enjoy them with your family or friends!