Spicy Turnip Chips ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Spicy Turnip Chips


I am officially addicted to my dehydrator!  After last week's Homemade Kale Chips, I thought you might like this equally easy, delicious, and healthy snack: Spicy Turnip Chips!

Seriously, I am in love with this snack and it is even quicker and easier to prep than the kale chips.  Not only that, but one huge turnip made a ton of chips but it cost less than a dollar.  Yes, it's budget-friendly too!

Now for the taste.  For me, raw turnips are like a cross between a radish, potato, and jicama in both texture and flavor.  They are naturally a bit spicy, so you need just a few items to complement the flavor.  Once you dehydrate the turnips, first of all, they look absolutely gorgeous, and the flavor becomes concentrated and absolutely addicting.  They are just a little different than your ordinary potato chip, and you'll definitely thank me later!


Spicy Turnip Chips in Dehydrator at Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #easy #healthy #vegetarian #snack


Spicy Turnip Chips
Adapted from About.com



Ingredients
  • Turnips, prepping instructions below
  • Olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste


Spicy Turnip Chips in Dehydrator at Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #easy #healthy #vegetarian #snack


Directions

1.  Scrub the turnip clean under running water.  Slice off the stem and root ends of the turnips, then peel. (Save the trimmings for homemade broth!)


Spicy Turnip Chips in Dehydrator at Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #easy #healthy #vegetarian #snack


2.  Slice the turnip into 1/4-inch thick pieces.


Spicy Turnip Chips in Dehydrator at Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #easy #healthy #vegetarian #snack


3.  Optional:  You may need to cut into smaller pieces, which is necessary for large turnips!

4.  In a large bowl, toss with olive oil making sure to coat well.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.


Spicy Turnip Chips in Dehydrator at Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #easy #healthy #vegetarian #snack


5.  Arrange the turnip slices on the trays of your dehydrator, and dry according to your machine's directions.
Note:  The original recipe recommends drying for 1 hour at 150°F/65°C, then reducing to 135°F/57°C for about three additional hours.

6.  Let the chips cool for 5 minutes at room temperature.


Spicy Turnip Chips in Dehydrator at Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #easy #healthy #vegetarian #snack


That's it!  According to the recipe, the chips will keep indefinitely, but the quality is best if they are used within one year.  Honestly, they never last more than a day or two depending on how many chips I make for the day.


Spicy Turnip Chips in Dehydrator at Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #easy #healthy #vegetarian #snack


I hope you enjoy making these chips and let me know if you love them as much as I do!  Now, I'm off to find the next veggie to dehydrate into a chip...

Happy chip-making!



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19 comments:

  1. This looks very delicious, love healthy chips.

    Spring cleaners Balham

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  2. Turnips are a new thing to me and I made turnip noodles once and was surprised at how good they were. This chips look fantastic. I am definitely pinning this. (found you Wicked Wed.)

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  3. Wow!! I never even thought about using turnips as a chip! I'm going to have to try this. I love turnips! Raw, mashed, boiled...yum! Now, I just need to get my daughter to give me back my dehydrator! :) Pinned, tweeted and G+ed!

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  4. I love turnips. It's taken a long time, but now I just love them. Pinning. Bet wishes, Linda

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  5. That's awesome! Thx for posting

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  6. I just pinned this recipe and can't wait to try this awesome recipe! Happy St. Patrick's Day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!

    Miz Helen

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  7. Hi Diane. How lovely of you to link up to Thriving on Thursday last week. It's so great to see you again. Who would've thought to turn a turnip (pardon the pun) into a chip? They sound and look delicious! I'm featuring this one at tomorrow's party. Thanks again for linking up.


    Anne @ Domesblissity

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  8. Oh, these sound delicious...I've got to give them a try!

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  9. Oooo, turnip noodles?!?! That sounds so interesting! I'm going to buy an extra turnip next time and try it out. :)

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  10. Haha, good luck with that! I'm pretty addicted to seeing what delicious treats I can make with my dehydrator. :)

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  11. Thanks so much for the feature! I wouldn't have thought about making them chips, but my turnip was about to turn (another pun!) and I didn't want to waste it. One of my favorite accidental discoveries!

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  12. Please do, and let me know how you like them!

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  13. I would love to help, but I decided to lose the recipe because they never turned out well. I do hope you find a good one though! :)

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  14. I am SO glad I finally got my dehydrator for Christmas this year! I can't wait to make these!

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  15. I would have never thought to use turnips for chips! Great idea!

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  16. Ooo! It is definitely the gift that will keep on giving. :)

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  17. They're AWESOME and I am so glad that I just made them on a whim!

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  18. I've never been a huge fan of turnip - mostly because how bad it smells when it's cooking, but these actually look pretty good! thanks for sharing!

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  19. What a fun idea! I buy a vegetable chip blend for my kids with stuff like beets, sweet potatoes, parsnips and they like that so I bet they'd like these too!

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