I first tried turnip fries at a party my friends Heidi and Tom threw a few years ago.
I don’t think you’d ever mistake them for actual potato French fries, but they’re a good alternative, and they satisfy my cravings for fries (and my love to dip things). Plus, turnips have roughly 1/3rd the calories and carbs that a potato has, so they’re really healthy, too – especially when you bake them, like these are.
Here’s how to make them!
1) Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
2) Peel your turnips and cut them into fries. I like thicker fries, but do what you want. I used two beautiful, big turnips from the LA Salad Company.
3) Line them up on baking sheets. I use foil for easy clean-up. I slicked the foil with a little Pam, so the turnips wouldn’t stick, and then slicked the tops of the turnips with a little more Pam, so I could use some…
4) …seasoning. I liberally sprinkled Mrs. Dash (table blend), and then, for some bolder flavor, smoked paprika.
4) Bake at 20-30 minutes, depending on your fry width. (I went closer to 30 minutes with these.)
5) Get out your ketchup or other desired condiments, because they’re done!
Keep it up, David!