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.

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 comments

  1. so doing this at lunch!

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

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

  5. 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!

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

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

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

  9. Fantastic idea. Love finding new ways to use vegetables.

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

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

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

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