Root vegetable chips with homemade apple sauce
Serves 2 | 40 min | Medium
After realising how easy it is to make homemade chips I can't stop making them. I hope you bare with me because I feel that this might be true love.
This recipe started out as an experiment but quickly escalated into a new favourite dish. You know the feeling when you open your fridge and don't know what to make? We have that very often, but then you see a jar of homemade apple sauce and some jerusalem artichoke and your creativity starts spinning.
Jerusalem artichokes are just like all other root vegetables, you can make just about anything with them. Only thing stopping you is time and effort. I love all oven baked root vegetables, but it's also interesting to mix one root vegetable with itself in different forms, but more on that another time.
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Jerusalem artichoke chips
400 grams of artichoke
2 cloves of garlic
2 dl of water
- After peeling the artichokes, slice them with a cheese cutter or a knife (or if you have one, use a mandolin), try to get them as thin as possible
- Lay them evenly on a baking tray and sprinkle some olive oil over them and toss the chopped garlic on top of them
- Bake at 200°C for 30 min (You might have to remove the smallest pieces near to the end of the cooking time to prevent burning)
- When they're crispy remove them from the oven and add salt and pepper to taste
This is might feel complicated, but it's much easier than you think so don't let that stop you!
- Peel the apples and chop them into big chunks, remove the core and all the seeds
- Boil the water, but in this case I recommend you to use less water than you think
- The water should barely cover the apples, after just a few minutes of boiling in the water the apples release so much of their own moisture, it almost starts to look like apple juice, so use less water then you would for instance when boiling potatoes
- What I recommend you do is to let the apples boil for about 5 minutes at a medium temperature, and after they're starting to get soft, you start removing the extra water with a ladle until there is no liquid water left
- Use a stick blender to make the sauce smooth
- Let it cool for about 30 minutes, add cinnamon and store in the freezer or fridge, or use immediately
- Place the crisp jerusalem artichokes on a handful of spinach leaves, top them with crumbled feta and a big spoon of apple sauce