These baked carrot fries have just enough crisp, are smothered in garlic and herbs; making them a healthy spin on a classic favorite, without sacrificing flavor!
Hi, my name is Kristina and I’m a french fry lover. Fries are my weakness, end of story. I don’t discriminate… I love the natural cut, shoestring, wedges, sweet potato fries… you name it, I love it!
There are two problems. 1. Ordering french fries out risks the chance of gluten cross-contamination because they’re often fried in the same oil as the onion rings (yeah, kind of gross…I know!) 2. Things that are fried are not healthy for you.
So now I typically always make my own fries at home… baked! Sweet potato fries are my go-to, but I decided to mix it up and make them with carrots! Carrots?… yes, carrots! Before you give me an eye roll, give these bad boys a chance! Carrots become very sweet when cooked, and once you coat them with garlic and herbs they’re to die for!
Next time you’re craving something salty and crispy, I say grab your peeler and make some carrot fries!
Garlic and Herb Carrot Fries
- 1 pound carrots, I used the rainbow blend
- 1 ½ Tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp coarse sea salt, plus more to taste
- 3 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese, optional
- 2 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Cut the peeled carrots into even size sticks, about 4 inches long and ½ inch thick.
Place carrots into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.
Stir carrots to evenly coat with olive oil and salt/pepper.
Spread the carrots out on your lined baking pan. Make sure they aren’t overlapping with each other.
Put in oven and cook for about 25-35 mins, flipping the carrots halfway through to make sure they cook evenly.
Keep an eye on the carrots, as every oven cooks differently. Cook until carrots are tender and browned on the edges.
In a large bowl, mix together the cheese, garlic, and parsley. Add the warm carrots and stir to coat.
Add more sea salt depending on taste.