I found that using a vegetable peeler to make the crisps was what worked best as it made very thin slices of vegetable, which is what you are after. The parsnips and carrots are also best shaved lengthways, to obtain long strips. I prepared the beets in a separate bowl, so that they wouldn’t stain the rest of the vegetables. Finally, be aware that cooking time may vary slightly depending on your oven, but the golden rule is to not let the crisps burn, or you will end up with carbonised vegetables!
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Root Crisps – makes a batch
•1tsp sunflower oil
•Salt and pepper
•1tsp dried oregano
1.Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line two baking sheets with baking paper.
2.Remove the ends of the parsnip, carrots and beet and peel the beet. Make very fine shavings with the vegetables, using a vegetable peeler or mandolin slicer. Place the parsnip and carrot shavings in one bowl, and the beets in another one. Add the sunflower oil, salt and pepper and oregano between the two bowls and mix with your hands to coat them lightly in oil. Spread the shavings onto the two baking sheets and place in the oven for 45min-1hour, until the vegetables are nicely crispy.
3.Lift the crisps with a spatula and transfer to a wire rack to cool down completely. Keeps for a few days in an airtight container.