Monday, October 29, 2012

Baked Carrot Fries

These carrot fries have been nothing but trouble for me but they taste so good so they're forgiven. Baked carrot fries taste just like sweet potato fries and they have less carbs. They're an easy way to get your children or stubborn eater to eat their veggies by presenting them as fries. So how did these "fries" cause me so much trouble? Well, I learned that both my smoke detectors do not like it when my oven reached 500 degrees.

In the original recipe, it called for the oven to be at 500 for 10 minutes. During the time, both alarms went off and I panicked because I could hardly reach to turn them off. Thank heavens for my trusty little black Target stool for helping me with the downstairs detector. Turning the upstairs one was tricky. I was still too short with the stool to twist it off. I tried throwing my lotion bottle at it to stop, nothing. I used a broomstick, nothing. Finally I pulled out my computer chair from my office, climbed on it (did I mention my chair was on wheels and I'm terrified of heights?) and was able to twist the damn thing off. So with all that being said, there is no Finished/Done photo. The fries still tasted good too!

5-8 large carrots
1/2 Cup parmesan cheese 
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp honey
Salt and pepper 
Pinch of garlic and onion powder
  1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Clean and cut carrots into 1-inch fries. Be careful with cutting the carrots, keep a steady hand.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients but salt and pepper.
  4. Toss to combine.
  5. Pour out tossed ingredients onto a large baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stir occasionally (you must stir or the fries will stick!).
  7. Sprinkle a little extra cheese on top of baked fries and serve hot.    

Step 3

Step 5

What kind of other "fries" do you prefer?


Caitie Schlisserman said...

those sound delish! look pretty easy to make, too!


Jamie E. Anthony said...

These look anf sound delicious!! I've got to try this!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i love sweet potato and truffle fries!

Sandy a la Mode

Sam said...

Ohhh yummy, I like any type of vegetable fries, I haven't tried carrots before, but your recipe is very enticing. I've tried butternut, beetroot and sweet potato fries in the past. did you try any of these?

Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

Well, I LOVE fried potatoes :), in the oven, really yummy :).

Amely Rose said...

this looks really tasty <3

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Blair @ Wild and Precious said...

those sound SOOO yummy. and something my baby would love too.

and girl -- the fire alarm! ha! me too. i also like to make food poisoning... i shouldn't cook. ever.

Ivana said...

Wow, this is such an original idea! I've never heard of these before, but now I'm tempted to try them on my own. They look great!

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

Laura said...

Oh man, those fries sound awesome! I may or may not be the "child" who doesn't like to eat her vegetables, haha, so I'd love to try these. Thanks for sharing!

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