Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 30
Want to indulge in your french fry cravings without them sabotaging a healthy diet? Maybe you also would like an alternative to potatoes. Have you tried turnips before? They make really delicious fries! I had no idea, as I had never even bought or knowingly tried one before. I saw them sitting adorably (kind of) in a pile at my local market and I was running low on funds so I decided to grab a couple of give 'em a go. I'll also mention that sweet potatoes can be used in exchange to turnips, but I suggest trying a mixture of both! You can also freeze any leftovers in a air-tight container or ziplock.
Healthy Baked Turnip French Fries (Or use Sweet Potatos or Potatoes*)
*If using regular potatoes, I suggest soaking them in warm water for at least 10 minutes to get rid of some of the starchiness, which will help them be crispier.
• 1-2 turnips, peeled and cut into "Fries"
• 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
• 1 tsp vegan worcestershire sauce
• ½ tsp onion powder & garlic powder
• sprinkle of nutritional yeast
• pepper & sea salt, to taste
• couple shakes of italian seasoning
• 1/2 tsp chili powder
• opt: 2-3 drops liquid smoke
• ketchup, mustard, vegan mayo, chutney, relish...etc (for dipping!)
Preheat Oven to 400F.
Peel and chop the turnips into “fries” and place them in a bowl. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix together so the fries are evenly coated. You can even add in some corn meal or gluten-free bread crumbs.
Place the fries on a single layer on a nonstick baking sheet and bake in the oven for around 30 minutes. After about 15 minutes, briefly remove the turnips and flip them over. Place back into the oven. Once they are a nice toasty colour, remove them from the oven and serve with ketchup, mustard, salsa, vegan sour cream, or whatever your heart desires.
Extra little recipe....
If I have a leftover Sweet Potato hanging around the kitchen, I often make a small batch of fries. I peel the sweet potato, chop into fries, coat with a bit of oil, chili powder, cajun seasoning, nutritional yeast, pinch of sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pop them in the oven (350-400F) for around 35-40 minutes. I sometimes also coat them with some corn meal and/or panko bread crumbs.