Saturday, August 13, 2011

Recipe: Chioggia Beet Fries

We've been incredibly busy this week with gardening, harvesting and preserving, so much of what we're eating right now is pretty simple fare. My son loves anything that comes in 'fry' form and these beet fries meet his approval - they are also extremely fast to make.

If you're not a fan of beets, you might enjoy the chioggia variety. They are sweet, with a less intense 'beet' flavour, and as a bonus, they are also non-staining. In addition to helping your liver detox, the pigments in beets are also an important source of phyto-nutrients that provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. If you're not already growing them in your back yard, check out your local farmer's market this weekend for them!

Chioggia Beet Fries (serves ~3)

5-7 medium sized Chioggia beets, peeled and cut into 1/4" matchsticks
1 Tblsp coconut oil, melted
pinch of sea salt

Preheat the oven to 375°. Place the beets into a bowl and toss with melted coconut oil and a pinch of sea salt. Place on a pre-greased baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, turning once or twice to ensure even cooking. Serve in place of potato fries with a burger and side salad. Happy seasonal eating!

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Jenny said...

Fried beets...HMMMMM...tempting....
Do you peel them first?

Shaye @ The Elliott Homestead said...

I love this! I've been wondering what to do with all these wonderful beets that I have grown! I'll have to give these a try. Visiting from the BarnHop - so glad to have found your blog!

Shanon Hilton said...

Hi Jenny, Yes, they are peeled first!

Hi Shaye, Definitely let me know how you like them. Thanks so much for your comment!

Haley McAdams said...

First time I heard about this kind of fries. But I think it's deliciously healthy. I'll definitely try it later. :)

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Emma said...

I'm going to try these too. You have so many great recipes!

Shanon Hilton said...

Hi Emma,

Thanks for your follow and for all of the comments that you left! I've enjoyed reading them this morning! I hope you'll let me know what you think of beet 'fries'. --S