Baked Golden Beet “Fries”
Posted by terrepruitt on March 16, 2016
Oh, if you have read any of my food post one of them probably was about our grass-fed beef. I highly recommend getting some if you can. So yummy. Something that allow us to have hamburgers WAY more often than we ever would. I don’t know about you, but I love hamburgers WITH fries. They are served together everywhere they serve hamburgers it is no wonder that I just love the combination and kinda don’t like to have burgers without fries. I don’t actually make french fries though. I do sometimes roast potatoes and let them sub in as the french fries. But since we eat burgers WITH buns so often, I don’t do that always. Sometimes I make other kinds of fries. Once I made squash fries. Well, today I was going to roast beets. Then I was thinking I would just cut them into little sticks instead of the normal cubes. Then, of course when I was already late making dinner, I decide to bread them. What a mess that was. I don’t bread things because I can never make the crumbs stick AND it is such a waste to me. I always end up with leftover egg and bread crumbs that I have to just toss out. Wasteful. Hate it. But . . . these little guys were kinda good. My husband said, “Those beet fries . . . much better than I was expecting. You should blog about them.”
Ha. Poor guy. I usually only make things with things that we like so I figure that it will never be too bad. But he doesn’t have that kind of faith so sometimes when I tell him what we are eating he just braces himself . . . I guess. So when it turns out good he is surprised.
In order for the bread crumbs not to burn I didn’t cook the beets as long as I would have, so they ended up crunchy and slightly under cooked . . . but cooked fine. Perhaps not so much “under cooked” as not-as-cooked-as-I-normally-would-have-cooked-them.
So we had golden beets. They came in our produce box. And they were tiny. Two of them were about the size of a golf ball and one was a little bigger.
Baked Golden Beet “Fries”
3 golden beets
panko bread crumbs
season salt / your choice of seasoning
garlic salt / your choice of seasoning
Cover your baking sheets with aluminum foil. Cover the aluminum foil with the coconut oil. Preheat the oven to 450° F. Cut the beets up so that you have little french-fry shaped pieces. I put season salt in the egg. And garlic salt in the bread crumbs.
Put the beets in the beaten egg. Then put the beets in the bread crumbs. Cover them as much as you can with the bread crumbs.
Spread the beets out on the baking sheet. Give them a lot of room. Making just rows and rows of little breaded beets.
Bake them for about 15 or 20 minutes at 450° F. Then turn the oven down to 300° F and bake for a few more minutes. Of course, that was my oven so you might want to check yours and bake accordingly. You want the crumbs to be golden brown.
I was out of parchment paper so I used aluminum foil, but it might have actually turned out better. I think the foil might get hotter than the paper. It might help them cook. I used aluminum foil with my asparagus the other day and they turned out awesome.
Anyway . . . these were good, much better than the squash “fries”.
Do you like beets? Do you like golden beets? Do you like fries with your hamburger?