Baked Chips Experiment


With the oven now available, I’d not really done much with it, except to ask our trusty Geeta to bake us a quiche. Geeta tends to dominate the kitchen and appears to frown at and look critically at any experiments I choose to conduct. Today, I decided, I’d just have to experiment and get her to help – or as it turned out, I ended up with the instructions and Geeta managed the execution.

Looking up a few recipes of baked vegetable chips, I settled on two that we’d work on:

Geeta then proceeded to prep the veggies using a peeler and a mandoline. Once prepped, I readied a mixture of the following:

  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt

Mixing them up to taste, we added  a bit of oil to the carrots and turnips and mixed the spices in, coating them evenly.

We skipped pre-heating the oven and plunked it all onto the dish and grill tray, spreading it out evenly, and set the oven to 200 degrees (top & bottom) with a 25 min timer.

The outcome was disheartening. At first the veggies were still raw looking, and after some more heating, they started looking charred. We need to beat a strategic retreat and rethink this. I’m guessing that the charred waste can be powdered and used as fertilizer – they certainly look high in carbon!

This recipe (the part in the tips section) with the use of a Microwave worked reasonably well. The challenge was that our chips were too thin – tasty nevertheless.

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