Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Carrot Fries


These carrot fries are very healthy and delicious too. It is always super hit in our home. The kids always ask for more. This is loved equally to the regular potato fries. In this post, I have given the recipe for carrot fries in two ways - baked and fried. While they both are equally tasty, we love the baked version as it is super healthy with minimum oil. They are super easy to make and can be a great alternative to junk food. Serve with carrot tops dal hummus or dip.


April 7 is International Carrot Day. We are celebrating Carrot Day in our #FoodieExtravaganza group. Our host for  this month's event is SnehaFoodie Extravaganza is where we celebrate obscure food holidays by cooking and baking together with the same ingredient or theme each month. Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page.






Baked Carrot Fries



Ingredients

Carrot - 1.5 cups, 1/2in thick cut, 3-in long
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Pepper - 1/8 tsp
Garlic powder - 1/8 tsp
Parsley - 1/4 tsp, dried

Method

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Toss everything and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. 


Bake for 10 minutes. Flip and bake again for 8-10 minutes. 


Serve with dip or hummus.




Deep Fried Carrot Fries

Ingredients

Carrot - 1.5 cups, 1/2in thick cut, 3-in long
Oil - 2 cups
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Cayenne - 1/4 tsp
Rice flour - 1/2 tsp

Method

Coat the fries with rice flour by tossing. 


Heat oil in a pan. When it is hot, deep fry the fries 2-3 minutes till crisp on a medium flame. If needed fry for a minute till it is crisp. Drain on a paper towel. Add the salt and cayenne, and toss. 


Serve with a dip.



See all the other recipes for today's Foodie Extravaganza Event - National Carrot Day. Thanks, Sneha!


8 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Sneha! Yes, it is easy and at the same time yummy!

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  2. I think the baked look much tastier than the fried too. Love that char on them.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy, we loved the baked version more.

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  3. Carrot fries two ways! How fun and nutritious.

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  4. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday. I think these could be good in the air fryer too. I sent over a request to join your Foodie group. My husband and I are foodies.Pinned

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  5. Oh carrot is my fav, will try this definitely. Thank you for sharing

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