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Oven Roasted Beet Chips with Sumac Sour Cream

These little beauties are a surprise 'oh wow!' revelation. An earthy flavor that sweetens up in the roasting process is a delightful flavor combination and one the I haven't found in the store bought version. They disappear fast so make extra.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Servings: 4
Calories: 246kcal

Ingredients

Roasted Beets

  • 8 beets medium size, tops remove and scrubbed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp sumac see note below

Sour Cream Dip

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • ½ tsp ground cumin

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F. If you have a baking steel - this is a great time to use it.

Beets

  • Slice thinly to 1/16" - using a mandoline is easiest. Discard the nubby ends.
  • Place in a bowl with the salt, toss to coat, and let sit for 20 minutes. Some of the moisture from the beet will weep, and can be drained off, creating a crispier chip.
  • Drain off moisture and paper towel dry, add oil and sumac to the bowl and toss.
  • Arrange in one layer on a baking sheet, bake 10 minutes, keeping an eye on them, flip to crisp the other side. Continue baking another 3-4 minutes, possibly more depending on the thickness of the beet slice. Watch carefully, once they start to crisp, they can quickly over-bake. I will take the pan out, remove the ones which are crisp and put the tray back in the oven to finish the larger ones.
  • As soon as out of the oven, sprinkle additional salt to taste.

Sour Cream Dip

  • In a small bowl combine the sumac and the cumin, stir to combine. Serve along side the beet chips.

Notes

Depending on the size of the beets I go for about 2 beets per person. Sounds like a lot, but by the time they're sliced and the very ends discarded, then roasted, they shrink and it seems about 2 beets is just about right.
If you are placing your baking tray on a baking steel, you'll find you can cut the roasting time down, the beets will crisp more quickly using the steel. 

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1024mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 233IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg