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Carrots. Another orange food. I think its official, after my Vegan Mac and Cheese, and my Baked Sweet Potato Pancakes, this is the third recipe in a row that is orange. Apparently, I’m in an orange mood these days. I think this might have something to do with my job as an art director… orange is very trendy right now, you see. Just check out furniture stores and you will see grey couches with orange pillows. So you can totally be all trendy by serving up some orange food. If trends don’t appeal to you, I know what will… fries! Who doesn’t like fries? I like fries. Even tho fries are usually vegan, I thought we could up the ante a little by swapping out potatoes for carrots. Fun right? I despise boiled carrots. It’s just about the saddest way to treat a carrot, so lets do the carrot some justice today and make it the star of the dish. Seasoned with a little spice, and roasted in the oven, these dudes make a super fun side dish to a veggie burger, veggie dog, or just as a delicious snack.
Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
Peel and chop your carrot in to fry like shapes.
Put the carrot fries in a big bowl and add the olive oil and your spices, and then stir or toss to coat, making sure each fry is evenly coated in the oil spice mix.
Dump the fries onto a baking dish and arrange them so they all fit without any of the fries overlapping. It’s best if they aren’t touching each other too so there is lots of air around each fry to help get them crispy.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, taking them out every now and then to flip. They are done when the edges are brown.
*Update: Some of you reported their fries taking less time to bake, so be sure to check them every 10 minutes to make sure they aren’t burning… although I do love the burnt ones!
Serve with dip of choice, I went with Vegenaise.
A healthy and fun way to update your fries. Roasted in the oven and seasoned with yummy spices.
- 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into fry shapes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
- Put the carrot fries in a big bowl and add the olive oil and your spices, and then stir or toss to coat, making sure each fry is evenly coated in the oil spice mix.
Spread the fries onto a baking dish and arrange them so they all fit without any of the fries overlapping. It's best if they aren't touching each other too so there is lots of air around each fry to help get them crispy.
Bake for 20-40 minutes, stopping to flip every now and then. They are done when the edges are brown, and the fries are fork tender.