Try a new take on a favourite with delicious (and totally snack worthy) turnip fries! These low-carb fries are coated in smoked paprika and oven baked until golden brown. Serve with garlic aioli, your favourite dip or simply enjoy as is!
You know how much we love root vegetables around here.
Today, turnips are the star of the show (in French fry form)!
And who doesn’t love homemade French fries?
We enjoy fries and potato wedges on the regular in our home. And because they’re oven-baked, I feel a whole lot better about them!
If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional fries, then turnip fries are a great option!
This is a turnip from our garden. How cool is that?
We We Love These Turnip Fries
- The recipe is made with 5 simple ingredients.
- Turnip fries are a delicious alternative to traditional French fries when you’re trying to mix things up.
- They’re a great way to use seasonal vegetables.
- Turnip has fewer calories and carbs than potato.
- The flavours can be customized to taste by changing up the spices.
- They can be enjoyed on their own or with a burger for more of a substantial meal.
- This baked fry recipe tastes incredibly delicious!
Do Turnip Fries Taste Like Potato French Fries?
Well, no, because they are a totally different veggie.
They won’t crisp up quite like traditional fries. However, are they delicious? You bet they are! If you’re a fan of turnip, you’ll love these.
How To Make Them
Full details are in the recipe card below, but here are the basics:
Peel turnip and cut into fries. Toss the turnip fries with avocado oil and seasonings.
Place turnip fries onto a sheet pan and bake until they’re golden brown and crispy on the outside and tender inside, flipping them halfway through cooking.
Can I Use Rutabaga Instead?
Rutabaga and turnip and closely related. Rutabaga is a little sweeter than turnip, but both will work in this recipe.
Tips and Variations
- Cut your turnip into roughly an equal sizes so they cook evenly and at the same rate.
- Not a fan of smoked paprika or don’t have on hand? Try chipotle powder, cayenne pepper or other seasonings (like garlic powder or onion powder) instead.
- I like to garnish with a little chopped parsley for a pop of colour, but that’s totally optional.
- Serve these oven-baked turnip fries with garlic aioli and ketchup or enjoy as they are.
More Root Vegetable Recipes
Hope you love this easy turnip fries recipe as much as we do. They’re a yummy alternative to potato fries when you’re looking to mix things up!
If you make these homemade turnip fries, be sure to leave a comment below!
Turnip Fries (Just Five Simple Ingredients)
- 1.5 pound turnip, peeled and cut into fries, about 3 inches long, ½ inch wide (about 1.5 pounds after peeling)
- 1.5 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
- ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, more if you want more smoky flavour
- Chopped fresh parsley, garnish to taste (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a bowl, toss turnip fries with 1 tablespoon of avocado oil, salt, black pepper and smoked paprika, ensuring the fries are well coated in the oil and seasonings.
- Spread remaining ½ tablespoon of avocado oil onto a large sheet pan to grease, then add turnip fries, spreading them out in a single layer.
- Bake the turnip fries for 15 minutes. Remove the sheet pan from the oven and flip the fries with a spatula (again, ensure that the fries are in a single layer so they bake up nicely). Place the sheet pan back in the oven and continue to bake the fries for another 10 to 15 minutes or until they're golden brown and crispy on the outside and tender inside.
- Once done, transfer turnip fries to a serving dish and garnish with parsley (if you like). Serve as is or with your favourite dipping sauce (ketchup, hot sauce or garlic aioli are are yummy dips to go with). As mentioned in the post above, turnip fries don't crisp up the same way regular potato fries will but are still really yummy!
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.
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