Who doesn’t love fries? Seriously, they are awesome, and I definitely have a few favorite restaurants where I always order a side of fries. Sure, you can buy some frozen fries and try to prepare them at home, but if you are aware of the calorie content, and how many fat grams are in there, you might want to rethink about eating too many of them. You would also notice that they’re not comparable to restaurant fries. No fun, right?
In trying to be creative with some ways to make some baked fries using other vegetables besides potatoes, I have found that carrots work great. The recipe has you baking the fries instead of frying, so that’s a win-win situation already. And they taste delicious — almost like sweet potato fries. Plus, you don’t need that many ingredients to make very tasty carrot fries, so it will be fast, easy, and cheap for you to make.
- 2 pounds carrots
- 2 teaspoons olive oil or vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a baking sheet (you can use foil to line it).
- Peel the carrots, cut the ends, and then cut them thin into 2-inch long sticks.
- In a large bowl, toss the carrots with the oil, salt, and pepper until coated.
- Spread the carrot sticks on the baking sheet in a single layer.
- Bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes until they begin to brown.
- Recipe serves about 6
- Calories: 75 calories
- Fat: 2 grams
- Protein: 1 g
- Carbohydrate: 14g
- Prep time: about 15 mins
- Cook time: 15–20 mins
- Total time: 30–35 mins