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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.”

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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.

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Baked Golden Beet “Fries”

3 golden beets
egg
panko bread crumbs
season salt / your choice of seasoning
garlic salt / your choice of seasoning
coconut oil
aluminum foil

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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.

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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?

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2 Responses to “Baked Golden Beet “Fries””

  1. Liv said

    I love beets! But I’m alone in my love for them so I only ever get them when we’re at a restaurant. What’s helped me with batter is to toss them first in some flour. The flour sticks to the wet/damp surface of raw the meat or veg and then the egg sticks to the flour and then the breadcrumbs stick to the egg. 🙂

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    • Yeah, beets kinda taste like dirt, so I can understand the boys not like dirt. 🙂 At least in a restaurant you don’t have to do all the scrubbing or peeling – depends on how you would normally prepare. And you don’t have to deal with all the dirt! Geez. So much dirt in my fridge from the beets!!!

      AHHHH. FLOUR THEN BREADCRUMBS. Yeah, that is kinda too much “extra” stuff on my veggies. 🙂 I think I vaguely remember seeing that and going, “Ooooooohhhhhhhhhh!” But then I forget because I am hesitant to even use bread crumbs. It is probably better that not a lot stick. But I shall try it one of these days . . . flour . . . .eggs . . . breadcrumbs . . .

      I am getting cauliflower in my box tomorrow and I bought US (you and me) some white sesame seeds and nigella seeds. When we get together I’ll give you some. Remind me! I am hoping to make the “cake” tomorrow. But I have to remember to NOT call it cake because then my hubby won’t eat it. He hates cake!

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