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Recipe: Crispy Low-Cal Carrot French Fries

Updated on July 13, 2016
Carrot French Fries
Carrot French Fries | Source
5 stars from 3 ratings of Easy Carrot French Fries

Carrot french fries are a great way to use those last few carrots that linger in the bottom of the fridge, or simply as a way to spice up a familiar vegetable in a new and different way.

These are a great way to convince kids to eat vegetables, and they always vanish quickly.

They make a tasty and simple side dish at lunch or dinner - you can serve them up with ketchup, or just have them as they are.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: About 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablesoons Olive Oil
  • 5 to 6 Carrots, washed, with ends cut off
  • 1/2 teasoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper, ground
  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Wash carrots and cut ends off, then slice into two-inch long fries
  3. .Put sliced carrots into bowl, add olive oil, salt, and pepper, and toss carrots until they are fully coated in oil
  4. Lay carrots out on cookie trays, making sure they do not touch each other
  5. Bake for 20 minutes
  6. Remove from oven and serve while hot

Find and prepare your carrots

Carrots
Carrots | Source

Wash 5 to 6 medium-sized carrots and cut the ends off. You can peel them if you like, though I usually leave the skin on if it's fresh and not discolored. Preheat the oven to 425F.

Slice it up

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Cut each carrot in half, lengthwise. Lay the halves on the cutting board, flat side down.

Uncooked carrot fries
Uncooked carrot fries | Source

Slice each one in half lengthwise again, to make long thin sections. Cut these crosswise to make fries that are about 2 inches long.

Toss with olive oil
Toss with olive oil | Source

Put your carrots in a bowl, and add the pepper, salt, and olive oil. Toss them together until all the carrots are completely covered in a coating of oil.

Put the fries in the baking pan
Put the fries in the baking pan | Source

Arrange on cookie sheets. You want some space in between them, if they're touching they'll end up soggy, instead of nice and crispy. Put them in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Tasty carrot french fries
Tasty carrot french fries | Source

Serve while hot. They're good as they are, or you can dip them in ketchup too. Enjoy!

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      Kristy Callan 4 years ago from Australia

      Looks delicious! I'll need to remember to try this one day.

      (I'm traveling at the moment, which is great, but I do miss my oven!)

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      D Frankland 4 years ago

      I made these today -dead easy for a novice like me.- I cooked mine at a little lower temperature and for 16-18 minutes, because I was impatient. They didn't have the wonderful crispness yours have but they were very tasty! next time I make them I'll follow your recipe very closely, I know I'll get great results if I do!

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      I have never tried carrot french fries but now will surely try this out. Great idea. Thank you for sharing.

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      AngPow 4 years ago from North Cali

      Awesome. I am excited to try these now. Thank you for posting! Voted up

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      Krissa Klein 4 years ago from California

      I guarantee you'll love them! :)

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      D Frankland 4 years ago

      That's a brilliant way to use carrots. I'm going to try that as soon as I can, they look delicious!