Radish Chips

Lately I have been tinkering with homemade chips. I know, I know, why not just buy the store bought chips and be done with it, right? The fact of the matter is I do buy store bought chips, typically nice tortilla chips for my wife and I, an array of chips for the kids, and on occasion, a spicy bag of chips just for myself. But making homemade chips is probably a heck of a lot better for you, do not yield a full bag, and are packed full of great flavor, and a different texture. What’s better is that you can season them any which way you want.

Radish Chips

In the past couple of months I have made some great chips including these healthy kale chips as well as potato chips. This past week, I had another creative idea as radishes were on sale. So, why not try making a chip out of them right?

Ingredients:

  • Approximately 20 radishes, cleaned and ends trimmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • generous pinch of salt
  • pinch of cracked black pepper

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In the meantime slice your radishes approximately a 1/4 inch thick, adding them to a microwave safe bowl. When you are done slicing, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the microwave for about 40 seconds to soften them up.

Radish Chips

Remove the plastic wrap, drain any liquid, and add them to a larger bowl.

Add the olive oil, and seasonings. Mix well to coat all of the radishes.

To a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, add the sliced radishes. Cook for approximately 15 minutes, then take out and flip, reduce the heat to 225 and cook for another 20 minutes.

Keep an eye on them and check the texture. You will notice they will begin to shrink in size and crisp up. This is what you need. Remove from the oven, plate and serve.

The great thing is that my kids had a major interest in them when I removed them from the oven. My oldest who is always suspicious of new food shunned away, but the other two dug right in and really liked them.

Sweet, and slightly bitter, these were a pretty fun snack and would be great mixed into trail or chex mix. Enjoy.

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27 thoughts on “Radish Chips

  1. These look really interesting and I want to try them, but alas I don’t have a microwave. Do you think if blanche them it will work?

  2. This sounds good, but why micro them first? Going to give it a try. I love radishes, on thick buttered toast and sliced thin. Also they are good cooked whole. If I have a chicken or roast in the crockpot I toss in a bunch of radishes,trimmed, the last hour. They still maintain a little crispness and are soooo GOOD!

  3. What a brilliant idea. I have a bunch of radishes in my fridge and am going to try this recipe this weekend. The spices you selected sound especially delicious!

  4. I just tried it today, but they didn’t crisp up. After an hour, they were still soft and juicy. Am I missing something? Did yours really end up crispy?

  5. I use the spray olive oil and spray a cookie sheet, then lay out sliced (raw)radishes. Then I spray liberally over the top of the radishes…then sprinkle with granulated garlic (I like a lot!) and sea salt. Then I broil them til crisp…yum!! I also do this same thing with parsnips (altho I leave off the garlic and use more salt)…REALLY yum!!

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  7. I am undergoing chemotherapy and when nothing else tasted good to me I ate bags of raw radishes…8 lbs one week, lol. This will be a new way to try them for variety and flavor. Thank you for your endeavors!!!!!

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