10 days left,10 days left, la la la la la, la, 10 days left!
Today for the 355th day we had carrot chips!
Alright, before you become all excited, there are some things you’re just gonna have to know.
I’m typing this while the “boys” of the house are watching NASCAR and my southern accent is coming out because I’m a listnin’ to ol’ D.W. And no, I am not in any way southern – I was born in Rhode Island, and we are not huge fans of NASCAR, but we do like to watch a good race, each cheering our favorite driver on: Mr. 365 – Kyle Busch, our son – Tony Stewart, and I like Matt Kenseth.
So, there’s something I’m sure you didn’t know about me because not too many do. We do joke that when our kids are married and with families of their own, Mr. 365 and I are going to drive up to their houses in our HUGE RV with a really loud horn that yells, “Boogedy, boogedy, boogedy, let’s go racing, boys!” I can see it now, our grandchildren will come running out to greet us, all happy and screaming with excitement while our children are locking their front doors behind them.
About this recipe, one thing you’ll need to know is to get yourself a good sharp mandolin so you have nice lloonnnggg strips of carrot, not little inky dinky pieces.
This recipe was adapted from Penny Pinching Epicure. And believe me, Rella’s look much better.
Carrot Chips – didn’t really serve as many as it should have.
2 big carrots
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment.
Into a large Ziploc bag, combine olive oil, salt, cumin, garlic powder and ground pepper. Mix well.
Using a really nice mandolin, but not so nice that you slice a knuckle like I did, slice the carrots to about 1/8-inch thick. See, not like mine.
Place carrot pieces into the Ziploc bag. Seal and shake that baby up, back and forth, up and down, left to right – shake, shake, shake. Make sure all those “strips” of carrot are nicely coated.
Place carrot slices onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake for 45 minutes. Remove tray from oven and turn chips over (or shuffle them around and flip them) so that they become crispy during the second half of baking. See, my slices were too small and some were too thin because only in 45 minutes they burned.
Return the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 45-60 minutes until slices are crispy. At least it was supposed to be another 45-60, if I had done that I would have been taste-testing charred carrots. Actually, I was anyway and I only put them back in for another 20 minutes.
Ah, well. You win some, you lose some.
I rate everything I bake on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and these carrot chips earned 2 1/2 rolling pins. I have to say that these, or at least the ones that weren’t burnt to a crisp, were pretty good.
I was disappointed that the strips weren’t long, so that we could really enjoy these.
I would recommend cutting back on the salt though, probably to 1/4 teaspoon.
And probably because they shrink to almost oblivion, add another carrot or two.
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!!
Comments & Reviews
The Harried Cook says
La la la la la… I’m celebrating with you! 🙂 10 more days to go! Yay 🙂 Carrot chips sounds very interesting! 🙂 I think I would like those dark bits… those are usually my favorite! Thanks for sharing 🙂
These sound pretty yummy! I am the typical hungry teen girl ,and while rummaging through the nearly empty fridge, I found some carrots to munch on(im a fruit and vegie fanatic!) I started thinking about random snacks and making something from those carrots(I also love to cook and bake foods) I immediately thought of carrot chips and Google is where I went next! I found your page and I’m just about to prepare my carrot slices. This recipe is definately a no-brained. :p when these are done and I test ’em out I will be back to check out your other surely-delishhh recipes! Thank you! 🙂
Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking says
Thank you for your comment ~ I’m so glad you found me! Hope you enjoyed the chips, let me know what you thought!
Well its been a few days, but those carrot chips I baked were amazing! I shall definitely make tons more in the future. My next recipe I picked from your list are those deliciou-looking pretzels! Yummm! I think what I might try is make the actual shape like in your pic, and use some of the dough to make mini pretzels bites. I think my younger brother and sister would like the bites better. 🙂 after that recipe, ill try those Texas roadhouse rolls.. mom has been licking her lips at those! Hahah. I’ll check back and let ya know how those turn out 🙂
Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking says
Why thank you, Jessica!! I’m so glad you liked them!! Hmmm…now you got me wanting some pretzels. haha
Your mom will LOVE those rolls! They were so delicious, I can’t even describe them except that they were like pillows of dough. *sigh* And DO NOT forget to make that honey butter!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!!
I look forward to hearing from you again! <3