Article at a Glance
- Easy ways to make carrot fries that are good for you and good for your wallet
- Paprika is my favorite seasoning for carrots
These tasty carrot fries are my newest favorite way to eat 45 servings of vegetables in one sitting. Ok, not quite that many. But digging into half of your recommended daily all while enjoying french fries is pretty freaking awesome.
FOR THE LOVE OF CARROT FRIES
- I’ve discovered the secret to making crispy carrot fries, and I’ll share it with you.
- Sweet carrots cut like fries and coated with tasty seasonings and baked until crisp. Yum.
- You’re looking at a super versatile side dish. Carrot fries are sweet like sweet potatoes when cooked but with oil and the right temperature can be cooked to crisp like fries.
- A healthy recipe that feels like a treat is so where it’s at. Whole30, vegan, gluten-free, and all around awesome.
HOW TO MAKE CARROT FRIES CRISPY
The question we’re all looking to answer! After a little trial and error, I found the secret for making crispy baked carrot fries. There are three things you need to do.
- Coat the fries in starch. I like to use potato starch, but tapioca starch and cornstarch work just as well. This light coating gets nice and crispy when it’s baked.
- Coat the fries in a generous amount of spices. Serving the same purpose as the starch, the spices help to create a crispy layer on the outside of the fries.
- Bake them a little longer than you think you should. You want them to be well browned. If you look at the pictures you’ll see they almost look burned in places. Almost but not quite is the sweet spot here.
ARE BAKED CARROT FRIES REALLY CRISPY?
How’d I know you were wondering that? Have you ever eaten yam fries in a restaurant when they get nice and crispy on the outside but are still soft inside? That’s what these carrot fries are like. The starch and spice coating on the outside gets crisp enough that you can pick up a carrot fry without it sadly flopping over.
Want to get even more crazy? Whooaa…
Take it to a whole new plant-based level by trying out parsnip or zucchini fries! Trust me, you’ll thank me later. 😉