Canadian Thanksgiving long-weekend is upon us and that means, without a doubt, lots of food preparation and time spent in the kitchen. Granted, to many, that is an important aspect of the holiday but it’s also convenient to be able to create a dish with little effort.

These chips, compared to store-bought versions, are more cost effective, healthy, and delicious. They also make for easy entertaining… which doesn’t hurt, now does it?

*Note, I recommend using Organic produce when available. However, always use your judgement. Should you find produce that is local/seasonal and from a source you’re familiar with but without the “Organic” label {oftentimes used as a gimmick these days}, it is likely just as good.

The Ingredients {Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 30 minutes}

  • 1lb root vegetables of your choice {I used: golden beets, purple-skinned potatoes, carrots, and sweet potatoes}
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • fresh cracked s&p

The Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a few baking sheets {for extra-crispy chips, heat baking sheets in oven while you prep the vegetables}

2. Cut root vegetables in half, then crosswise into thin slices, approx. 1/2 inch. A mandolin is beneficial for this step but not necessary

3. Lightly toss sliced vegetables in olive oil and spread slices on baking sheets, making sure not to overlap

4. Roast vegetable slices until brown on bottom, approx. 10 minutes. Flip over and sprinkle with coarse sea salt and pepper {and any other seasonings you fancy}

5. Continue roasting until fully browned, another 10 minutes or so

6. Remove from oven and place on newspaper or paper towel to rid of any excess oil, let cool and serve


  • Thanks for the tip to try baking more vegetables Jamie! I’ve been enjoying homemade sweet potato fries, using a similar method but with a light glaze of coconut oil at 425 degrees F with a bit of oregano, thyme and parsley flakes. Bake for 35 minutes, flip for 20 more and enjoy! Organic is best where you can find it, especially with beets (many crops are GMO with that one).

    October 14, 2013
    • Jamie Lee Mock

      Sounds delish, I haven’t made homemade fries in quite some time, I’m definitely going to try your recipe.
      I completely agree with you, about consuming Organic when available. I try to get most of my produce from Ontario. Have you and Wendy visited any local farms lately? I’ve been meaning to go!

      October 15, 2013

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