Veggie Fries!

carrot and parsnip fries

maximize your fries.

I want fries.

Hi everybody!  I don’t know about you, but I love the question, “do you want fries with that?” — I think a lot of people do!

It’s a magical question, isn’t it?

mystical.

What kind of fries, guys?

Just because you’re health conscious and whatnot, doesn’t mean you have to give up awesome food, like fries.  Traditional fries are not so good, though.  In moderation, sure, you can get your fry on! However, on the regular, you might want to swap out the old school, deep-fried taters for something healthier!

veggie fries

yummmmmm

There’s loads of ideas on Pinterest for fry recipes.  I am NOT that innovative creative at the moment, so I decided to make parsnip and carrot fries.  By the way, I TOTALLY got the idea for the carrot fries from, Megan at Skinny Fitalicious and they were awesome!

Some people give me flack for calling them “fries” because they are NOT fried, but what’s a fry anyway?  It’s a side, an extra, and when you’re using healthy veggies in the oven — a bonus!

fries smackdown

Simple, simple, simple.

You can pretty much make any veggie into a fry, it would seem!  For parsnip and carrot fries you need to preheat your even to 450F, cut into 1/2 inch strips, and bake for 15-20 minutes (this may vary with the size of your pieces).  I served my carrot and parsnip fries with a creamy dill sauce, but even ketchup would be delightful!

 

Do you make veggie fries? Which veggies make the best oven fries in your opinion? Let me know!

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  1. February 2, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    I’m not a huge potato person in general. So usually when opting for veggies I go for a roasted version instead of a fry version.

    That said, a friend made parsnip fries recently and they looked delicious. Also, polenta fries should really be a thing too. (Not that polenta is a vegetable.)

    • Erin
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      February 2, 2015 / 7:07 pm

      Oooh polenta is magical. I love parsnip fries so much, I think my all time fave has to be butternut squash fries though. I just get so overwhelmed with the task of preparing them lol

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