Carrot Fries

Yes, you read that right. Fries made out of carrots. Is anybody still reading? I hope so, because these are my new dinner addiction. They taste just like sweet potato fries – hot and semi-crispy and salty. And they’re carrots, so that means they’re healthy right? Even oil and salt can’t ruin the innate healthiness of a carrot. :)

Seriously,don’t be nervous to try these. They’re so easy and a perfect winter side dish to pretty much any meal. A roasted root vegetable in a fun new way. :) Mike asks for these repeatedly and gets upset if I make them when he’s not home to eat them. For the record, I did not tell him they were carrots the first time I made them, which I think made all the difference.

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Carrot Fries

Ingredients:

3 large carrots
vegetable oil
salt and pepper

Directions:

Cut carrots into fry like shapes. The thinner the better in my opinion, because then they cook faster and get crispier. Place in a ziploc bag with a few teaspoons of oil and mix together. Spread foil on a baking sheet (makes clean-up easier) and spray with cooking spray. Spread carrots out on the baking sheet and sprinkle well with salt and pepper. (Sometimes if I'm trying to use less oil, I also spray the carrots with my olive oil cooking spray). Bake at 450 for ~25 minutes, until carrots are soft and edges are crispy. The time will depend on how thick you cut your carrots. Sometimes I flip them over halfway through, sometimes I just stir them around, and sometimes I forget altogether. Serve with barbecue sauce or ketchup.

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12 Responses to “Carrot Fries”

  1. 1

    Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point — November 12, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

    so doing this at lunch!

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    Jessica — November 12, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

    I've never tried…maybe it will make me like carrots more?

  3. 3

    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — November 13, 2009 @ 3:51 am

    Yum… I love baked sweet potato fries, and these sound like a fun new twist. I bet they'd be delicious with some paprika, too!

  4. 4

    Barbara — November 13, 2009 @ 8:53 pm

    I would kill for sweet potato fries… and these taste like that? Wow. Would that be a healthy alternative.

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    megan — November 13, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

    Barbara – I definitely think they taste like sweet potato fries. My husband couldn't remember what sweet potato fries tasted like to be able to compare :) If you try them, let me know what you think!

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    Ninette — November 13, 2009 @ 11:40 pm

    Great idea, Megan! I love roasted veggies, and I love how you called them "fries"!

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    Megan — November 14, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

    I love roasted veggies but never really thought to try a carrot. Love it. I'll be trying it out on the family!

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    Elizabeth — November 14, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

    Cool, what a really unique idea! I love it!

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    Sweet and Savory — November 17, 2009 @ 4:17 am

    Fantastic idea. Love finding new ways to use vegetables.

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    MidWest Mike — November 19, 2009 @ 6:16 pm

    That looks great! I have some recipes on one of my blogs. Check it out!

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    Glenn Walker — November 25, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

    What a wonderful twist on the traditional fry! I can't wait to try this!

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    Beth — February 3, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    Just made them for the big game! They are colorful!

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