Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil

So I am sitting here watching Wheel of Fortune while I’m waiting for my friend to come over so we can watch the best show on television right now at 8pm ET.

Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil
I am not even sure I can admit what I am about to watch in 15 minutes. It is something that 3 months ago I would have never thought I would be this invested let alone watch. If you haven’t guessed it yet, then I might as well tell you it is the season finale of The Bachelor.

I was that non-believer only a mere 3 months ago who made fun of my friends while they told me how hot the guys were on the The Bachelorette and how they were on Team Becca of Team Whitney or whatever. I told myself there is absolutely NO WAY I am going to watch this show or let my friends convince me to watch it. NO WAY.

Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil
Well as you now know, that all went down the toilet bowl. Cause here I am sitting with some cheddar popcorn and store-bought gluten-free cookies all ready, anxiously waiting for my friend to get here so we can start watching this dang thing.

Cause even though I am shamefully watching this show, my inner cynic is actually still enjoying this. Cause I mean c’mon how can a man be in love with two different women at the SAME time, AND and with whom he has only known for 2 months? I can’t help but feel that underneath it all, this is still a classic case of narcissism. Am I the only one thinking this? Maybe I still need a few more years of #bachelornation to soften me up.

Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil
Either way I am probably going to be freaking out and having little screaming fits with my friend as we watch this for the next 3 hours. Everyone has their weak point, and this show just might be that for me! Do you guys find yourself watching movies and shows you can’t even imagine you are watching, or even better, you may actually be enjoying it? I’ve told you mine now let me hear it from you!

I wish I had made these chips for tonight cause let’s be honest store-bought doesn’t compare to freshly baked and crispy beets and turnips basked in truffle oil and infused with thyme. Well since The Bachelor franchise isn’t going away ANY time soon (I guess this is a good thing?), I have a feeling I will still have plenty of excuses to make these in the future!

If you don’t have truffle oil then I would of course totally suggest you getting it! If you have already heard of truffle salt, truffle butter or anything truffle then you know that if you add this to any meal the amount of taste will automatically triple. I am starting my collection of truffle-based ingredients, because these chips went really fast and were soooo yummy! I may have overdone it with the rock salt but I happen to like things overly salty!

Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil

Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 turnips
  2. 2 medium red beets
  3. 2 medium golden beets
  4. 2 medium striped beets
  5. Thyme
  6. 2 teaspoons salt
  7. 2 tablespoons truffle oil
  8. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  9. Fleur de sel for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line several sheet pans with parchment paper.
  2. Wearing gloves to prevent staining your hands, peel the beets. Using a mandoline, thinly slice the beets and turnips to a thickness of 1/16 inch (1.5 mm). In a medium bowl, combine the red beets with 2 teaspoons of both truffle and olive oil and a pinch of salt, rubbing the oil evenly over the slices. In a large bowl, combine turnip and the other beet slices with the rest of truffle oil, olive oil and salt, rubbing the oil evenly over the slices. This separation is to prevent staining.
  3. On the prepared sheets pans, in a single layer, arrange as many slices as will fit without crowding. Sprinkle thyme leaves and a dash of salt over the slices. Bake until crisp, 20 to 25 minutes, rotating the pans once halfway through baking. Cool the chips and blot them on paper towels to remove any excess oil.
  4. Repeat, using a cool sheet pan lined with parchment paper for each batch, until all the beet and turnip slices are baked. Garnish with fleur de sel and more thyme leaves before serving.
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24 thoughts on “Turnip and Beet Chips with Thyme and Truffle Oil

  1. It seems like ALL my friends watch the Bachelor but I’ve never seen it and just can’t seem to get into it. I am, however, into these turnip and beet chips! My sister is obsessed with truffle oil (she actually traveled with a jar of mushrooms in truffle oil once so she could eat it whenever she wanted to) and got me into it a few years back. Let’s just say if you were to host a Bachelor viewing party and served these chips- I would be there 😉

    1. Thanks Genevieve! Well I think it is a great thing that you can’t get into it! It is only super entertaining when you watch it with people who are really into it, but other than that no person should be taking their own private time to watch The Bachelor!

  2. HA! Last night my good friend asked me to go watch the finale with her and i tokd her she’d have to enjoy that one alone 😂 I did seriously consider it but haven’t been able to bring myself to watch😝. These chips though! Gorgeous!! And the thyme and truffle oil just sings to me. I definitely need to put these on my recipe to do list😀

    1. Hahaha that was a good decision! You have good instincts Amanda! Definitely wouldn’t endorse The Bachelor to anyone but I’ll always recommend these chips!

  3. Haha! I totally had that same experience with KUWTK. I told myself I’d never watch it, now I’m hooked. The Bachelor is a funny one to me, because in a way it’s a reality show about polyamory. I wish they actually used that term and mentioned that, though, because then it would make the show make a little more sense. Love these chips and I think I’d feel a little less guilty watching the Kardashians if I was also eating these 🙂

  4. This is great. I am ADDICTED to the bachelor! It is by far my guiltiest pleasure. I have been watching season after season and it never gets old 😉 But these chips!!! Boy do they look incredible and addicting!

    1. Haha Thanks Erin! Yeah when my friends and I figured out that Jojo was gonna be The Bachelorette we were like “It just keeps on giving!!”

  5. Haha, I watched a few seasons of the Bachelor when it first came out (back in ancient times). My college friends and roommates were really into it and that made it fun to watch. But I haven’t watched it in years. I actually just binge watched a show called “UnReal” that is about the producers behind the scenes of a Bachelor like show. It is so good, I totally recommend that. Also I have plenty of guilty pleasure shows too – like The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. What can I say, I am a big fan of supernatural dramas 😉 And these turnip and beet chips are something I could eat no matter what I was watching. I am in LOVE with truffle right now. I have been putting truffle oil and truffle salt on my popcorn and it is amazing.

    1. Thanks Meghan! I should be putting truffle on my popcorn too! Yeah The Bachelor is only really fun when you are watching it with your friends. And oh wow I would totally love to watch UnReal! Thanks for suggesting that to me! Reality television is so fake sometimes that it is good to be reminded what goes on behind of the scenes. I was lucky enough to not get into the Vampire Diaries craze but I have actually watched The Originals! Another guilty pleasure and on top of that I have watch all the seasons of Supernatural. I love my supernatural dramas too! I’ve been made fun of a lot for watching that show but I have no regrets!

    1. Thanks Jennifer! Hahah good thing you have your husband to keep you in check! I’m on the single train right now so I can still get away with this stuff, but I am sure no man I marry would be down with watching The Bachelor with me hahaha!

  6. These look amazing! Pinning and definitely will have to try it. I love cooking with beets, and always end up with bright purple hands… I take it as a badge of cooking haha Thanks for linking up. I love your blog… I also blog on my journey towards healthy eating over at http://www.widemeadow.com. Would you be interested in doing a guest post swap with me? I’m putting together a series of healthy snack posts, and this recipe is perfect. 🙂

    1. I thought I wouldn’t be sucked in the Bachelor trap too, but oh well, I think I will only watch one more season and then I’ll just get sick of it haha! Thanks Meghan!

  7. Hahaha! I haven’t seen the Bachelor or Bachelorette yet, but mostly because I am scared I will get sucked down that dark path and become addicted like most of America! I am LOVING these chips, Linda! Your photography is GORGEOUS and the flavors going on here sound beyond fabulous!! Thyme and truffle oil on some crispy, thin turnips and beets!? Gahhh I neeeeeed these! Pinned! Cheers, doll!

    1. Oh I learned that it is definitely a dark path you get sucked in! I am just gonna watch one more season and then get out when I still can!! Thanks for all the lovely compliments girl!!

  8. I still haven’t jumped on the bachelorette band wagon but there are plenty of guilty pleasure t.v shows I indulge in like Grays Anatomy and Scandal, and these chips are exactly what I need to much on while I do so. Truffle oil is top banana’s.

  9. My boyfriend also makes fun of me for being a Bachelor fan. BUT i don’t know what it is, it’s so addicting! Also, how do they always look perfect in the most humid conditions?? I know my hair would be a total mess and my makeup half way to my knees before five minutes passed.

    Anyways, these chips look amazing! I can eat these by the handful. 🙂

  10. hahaha all my friends are watching it but I haven’t watched an episode yet – trying to hold off! Crazy how reality TV is so compelling, addicting almost – it is like watching a train wreck in slow motion – you just can’t look away! Gorgeous chips too – I have fallen in love with thyme and can just imagine how lovely it would be here 🙂

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