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Fennel Chips

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These seriously delicious fennel chips are a quick, healthy alternative to a pack of potato chips. I experimented with fennel as I like how versatile and tasty it is and I wanted to see if I could make chips. The result was fantastic.

They are easy to prepare and result in limited waste as you use the bulb and stalks. I save the feathery fronds, finely cut and sprinkle on salads.

They can be served as a snack, at parties or as a tasty side at dinner.

In addition to being tasty, fennel has a number of health benefits, including:
high fibre which is great for lowering cholesterol and a healthy heart.
good for anaemia due to the iron content.
calmative properties help with indigestion, flatulence and indigestion.
can help with digestion, constipation and abdominal discomfort.
Vitamin C for immune function, skin repair and as an antioxidant against free radicals.
helps with period pain and menopause.



Fennel Chips
The fennel chips are delicious


Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 18 minutes
Serves: 1 medium sized bowl

Ingredients
1 fennel bulb with stalks
1 - 2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper, to season
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Method
Line two wire racks or baking trays with baking paper.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Cut the stalks into 5 cm lengths. Cut into quarters longways.
Cut the bulb into quarters and then into thin 1/2 cm slices. Aim for consistency, so the slices are the same thickness.



Fennel - use the stalk and bulb to make chips
Use the fennel stalks and bulb


Place the fennel in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper (if desired). Toss to combine until evenly coated.
Spread the fennel stalks on the baking paper so there is no overlap. Bake for 10 minutes.
Add more seasoning to the fennel bulb if required.



Oil and season the fennel bulb slices
Lightly oil and season the fennel bulb slices well


Spread the fennel bulb around the stalks and bake for 8 minutes, or until brown.



Fennel Chips
The fennel stalks and bulb chips


Cool slightly and serve immediately.

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