These Oven Baked Carrot Fries are a delicious healthier alternative to the traditional fries. Seasoned with paprika, onion flavors and baked to perfection. Grab one and get immediately addicted!
In a world where there are so many beautiful and colorful healthy fries to choose from, the only solution is to try them all!
The few weeks ago I went to a dinner party and when the food was served I rushed my way to a gorgeous colorful platter with perfectly arranged sweet potato fries. Hmm… I could already smell the lovely scent traveling up my nostrils but to my surprise they were actually CARROT FRIES!!
Off course I had seen carrot fries before but never had I tried it. With a disappointing shoulder dropping exhale I proceeded to my first bite of many future bites because I managed to build a mountain-high pile on my plate, thinking it was sweet potato fries.
To my surprise and excitement I LOVED the carrot fries, and quickly wondered why the heck I didn’t think I would… It didn’t really matter because at that point I decided to make carrot fries at home, soon and often enough to make up for all the time I didn’t have them 🙂
I can’t think of one soul that does not enjoy a bucket of hot crispy fries. Whether that be regular fries (fried) or a healthier alternative such as baked sweet potato fries or a more exotic type such as yucca fries (they are amazing too!) or carrot fries.
My suggestion is to try them all and see which one(s) you like best. I am perfectly fine sticking to baked sweet potato or carrot fries, there is until I get my hands on a yucca root.
To make these Oven Baked Carrot Fries all you need is a few ingredients that you likely have in your pantry, to add flavor and make ‘em simply irresistible! It is optional to use parmesan cheese, as suggested in the instructions, but I personally found it to be a bit overwhelming, however that’s a personal choice. Once they are done season with fresh herbs and dig in.
This recipe is a great healthy side dish for any meal, especially those that pair up well with fries such as burgers, sandwiches and hot dogs!
- 4 large carrots
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 pinch salt and pepper
- 1/3 cup avocado mayo
- 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
- 1 whole lemon, juice
- 1 pinch sea salt
Pre-heat oven to 425F degrees
Wash and peel the carrots, also cut the ends off. Sometimes I don’t peel my carrots and in this case I use a vegetable brush to clean the carrots really well. Cut the carrots in half then slice each half in the middle (the long way). From each half you can get 3-4 carrot fries. When done slicing all the carrots, place them on a large baking sheet
Pour over the carrots the remaining ingredients and with your hands toss the carrots to coat evenly. You have an option to add some parmesan cheese here if you like.
Spread carrots in a single layer leaving enough space between them to bake properly. If the baking sheet is too crowded use a second baking sheet but it is important that there is some space between the carrots otherwise they won’t crisp up.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning them about half way through.
Meanwhile mix the sriracha mayo in a small glass bowl. When the carrots are done, sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve with this delicious sriracha mayo sauce.