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Oven Baked Parmesan Carrot and Parsnip Fries

Oven Baked Parmesan Carrot and Parsnip Fries

Oven Baked Parmesan Carrot And Parsnip Fries

These oven baked carrot and parsnip fries are topped with parmesan and parsley, and served with a trio of sauces, making it an easy, healthy and delicious appetizer or side dish.

It’s Super Bowl day!!  I’m sure you’re all prepping for the big game so we’re going to dig right into this easy, last minute and healthy (!!!) appetizer. 

These Parmesan carrot and parsnip fries are super easy to make and they taste delicious. Plus, they’re baked in the oven so they’re a bit healthier than normal fries, They’re made with carrots and parsnips which slash the calories while still filling you up.

Oven Baked Parmesan Carrot And Parsnip Fries

Baking veggie fries in the oven is sometimes a little dicey, since they can turn out soggy if you’re not too careful.  But using cornstarch can help add a bit of crispiness to the outer layer, resulting in a much more satisfying “fry”. Create a thin layer of cornstarch on your fries by shaking them in a ziplock with the cornstarch before mixing in your oil and other seasonings. Just make sure not to make your coating too thick since that will prevent the veggie from crisping up. 

Oven Baked Parmesan Carrot And Parsnip Fries
Oven Baked Parmesan Carrot And Parsnip Fries

These carrot and parsnip fries are fast, easy, healthy and delicious.  Try them today for the game, or when you want a healthy side to pair with your next burger. 

Oven Baked Parmesan Carrot And Parsnip Fries

Oven Baked Parmesan Carrot And Parsnip Fries

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound carrots

  • 1 Pound parsnips

  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 Tablespoons grated parmesan

  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees

  2. Peel your carrots and parsnips and slice into strips. Try to make your fries as evenly as possible as this will help them all cook the same way – there’s nothing worse than having half your tray burnt or undercooked because your slices were too varied!

  3. Place the carrots and parsnips in a ziplock bag the cornstarch. Seal the bag and shake well to mix, ensuring all pieces are evenly coated.

  4. Empty your bag into a bowl, taking care to shake off any extra cornstarch that may be on your fries.  Mix the fries with the olive oil, salt and pepper and place onto a baking tray  Sprinkle parmesan over the fries and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes. Flip fries and bake another 5-10 minutes, keeping a careful eye on them so they don’t burn. (Note: your cooking time may vary depending on how thinly or thickly you cut your fries.)

  5. Top fries with chopped parsley and an additional sprinkle of parmesan, if desired.

  6. Serve with a sauce of your choice! We love these fries with ketchup and sriracha, sriracha mayo, and garlic mayo (all shown above). 

 

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