Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Chipman Beetroot Chips
Wandering around the recent Good Food Show, I was a very happy chappy bumping into the Chipman stand, who have been making quality corn chips for quite some time.
When I first saw these colourful chips from the distance, they looked like a corn chip that an artist had been messing around with. A closer inspection revealed the concentric ring pattern and muted purple of beetroot.
Yep, genuine beetroot. Organic to boot. So I bought a bag to share with you.
They shattered in the mouth with a satisfying crunch and there was no mistaking their beetroot birthright. The frying had certainly intensified the flavour, including the sweetness of the root vegetable.
In these days, with potato crisp manufacturers raiding food technologists' cupboards to come up with new artificial tastes, isn't it great to get a chip with the flavour already built in? A chip that is what it says it is.
And why stop at eating them by the handful as a snack? They'd make a very pretty garnish on the right dish, perhaps a winter stew, or even a dipping chip with some hommous or baba ganoush.
Available from IGA Supermarkets and good food stores.