Bring on the Fries!

Have you ever cooked a turnip? Not exactly your go-to tuber? Well, food-talk-4-u-turnipsme either! However, I have discovered a way to turn turnips and carrots into highly flavorful baked fries that are a real treat to eat! I don’t have many pictures to share with you on this, but pictures aren’t really necessary to master making these fun potato fry alternatives.

Parsnip Friesfood-talk-4-u-parsnips

Peel and cut about 4 parsnips into 3-4 inch long fry shapes and place in bowl

Melt 2 Tbs. of ghee and pour over fries

food-talk-4-u-parsnip-friesSprinkle ½ Tbs. of curry powder and salt and pepper to taste over the fries

Toss or mix the fries to coat evenly

Place coated fries in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Bake in oven set at 350 degrees for about 15-17 minutes; stir fries around; continue baking for about 15 minutes more until golden and crispy.


Spicy Carrot Friesfood-talk-4-u-carrots

Peel and cut about 5-6 carrots into 3-4 inch fries and place in a bowl
Drizzle enough olive oil over fries so that they are evenly coated after stirring them around

food-talk-4-u-spicy-carrot-friesSprinkle the following seasonings over the fries in amounts to taste:
Paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper

Stir seasoned fries to coat all sides of fries with seasonings

Place fries in a single layer on parchment lined baking sheet

Bake in oven set at 350 for about 15 minutes; stir fries around; continue baking for about 15 minutes more until crispy.

I usually do these at the same time and I still can’t decide which I prefer. It’s a fun addition to grilled meat. All you need is a salad to complete the meal and, voila, nutrient-dense, yummy, fun food!



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