These parsnip fries are baked, not fried, but are still crispy and delicious! A healthy alternative to French fries that is naturally gluten free and tasty!
PIN Parsnip Fries
Fries that are not made of potatoes, SAY WHAT?
Of course you do.
Parsnips are JUST THAT. They’re honestly probably the most underrated veggie because no one uses them…but they’re naturally sweet and delicious and roast up perfectly into little fries!
If you’re trying to eat more veggies, eating them in fry form is gonna get you to eat them right? Right.
What do Parsnip Fries taste like?
I’m a HUGE fan of fries. I mean, who doesn’t love a crispy outside, soft inside, hot, salt delicious plate of fries? That’s right- NO ONE. And since I love them so much, I decided to put a little spin on them and use parsnips! Parsnips are a similar color to potatoes so they look kind of like traditional french fries, but they have a complex taste. Similar to carrots, parsnips have a slight sweetness to them, but they also contain more starch so they have an earthy, nutty flavor that makes them PERFECT for these fries!
Are Parsnip Fries healthier than potato fries?
Parsnips and Potatoes are different. When you are deciding whether to make a batch of fries with russet potatoes or this baked parsnip fries recipe, you might be wondering which is a healthier choice. The truth is, the two vegetables contain similar nutritional value, although parsnips are lower in calories and much higher in fiber.
Parsnip Fries Recipe Ingredients
The fries I am going to introduce you to today are appealing for so many reasons: they are a healthy snack, they’re easy to make, and they also only take 5 ingredients to make! Seriously, you need to fire up your oven and bake up a delicious pan of fries for you and your crew! Here’s what you will need:
- Large Parsnips
- Olive Oil
- Cornstarch or Tapioca Starch
- Seasoning Salt
The Crispy Secret
When it comes to cooking in the kitchen, I’m all about those secrets that make recipes EXTRA good. Fries, in my opinion, need to be crispy. You can’t have one without the other, and I’m gonna let you in on the secret ingredient that makes this parsnip fries recipe the best there is! Cornstarch seems like a simple ingredient, but it’s the key to crispy fries that will make you keep coming back for more!
How to make Parsnip Oven Fries
Set your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Peel all the parsnips and slice them into ¼ inch strips. Toss them, first with the oil, then with the starch until well coated and combined.
Carefully spread out the fries onto your pan, leaving space between each fry. You may need to use 2 pans to ensure even baking and to not overcrowd them. Sprinkle the fries with seasoning salt and regular salt.
Bake for 10 minutes, then remove pans from the oven and sprinkle with a little bit more seasoning salt. Place the pans back in the oven and continue baking an additional 7-15 minutes, or until the fries are golden and crispy.
Serve them up and enjoy!
What do Parsnip Fries go with?
These fries are SO delish all on their own, but if you’re into sauces then listen up! I recommend dipping these fries in:
- Sugar Free Low Carb BBQ sauce
- The Avocado Cilantro dip from my baked sweet potato fries
- The Avocado Ranch dip from my Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Potato Poppers
- Good old ketchup!
Other Healthy Vegetable Recipes
- 2 Large parsnips (about 1 3/4 lb)
- 2 Tbsp Olive oil
- 1 Tbsp Cornstarch or tapioca starch
- Seasoning salt
- Heat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Peel the parsnips and slice them into 1/4 inch thick strips. Toss with the oil and then with the starch until well combined.
- Spread in one layer on a baking sheet (you may need to use 2) making sure to leave room between each fry. Sprinkle with seasoning salt and regular salt.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Then flip, sprinkle on a touch more seasoning salt and bake another 7-15 minutes until golden and crispy.
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