Rainbow Root Vegetable Fries

Hello everyone,

Potatoes are great. However, when it comes to root vegetables, I generally opt for something that I deem to have more nutritional value – beets, sweet potatoes, etc. Gotta get that extra fiber and anti-oxidants into your diet!

I sometime make oven fries, so this time I decided to use a variety of root vegetables in lieu of potatoes. Not only are baked the beet, sweet potato and rutabaga fries delicious, but they look so nice as well.

TIPS:

  • For best results, flip each fry halfway through baking. I am lazy and just shook my pan. As a result they were a little dark on one side but still delicious.

I dipped mine in ketchup (except the beets) but any sour cream or mayo/aioli dip would work great too! Serve as a hearty side with anything you like!

Bon appetit,

Julie

Click here for printable Word version of recipe:
Rainbow Root Vegetable Fries

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Rainbow Fries

Serves 3-4

INGREDIENTS:

3 medium/large beets
1 medium orange fleshed sweet potato (yam)
½ rutabaga – use whole to serve 4
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tsp dried rosemary
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Peel beets. Cut into ½ inch fries and place in a mixing bowl. Toss with 1 cloves garlic, 1 tsp rosemary, salt, pepper and olive oil.
  3. Peel sweet potato and rutabaga. Cut into ½ inch fries. Place in mixing bowl. Toss with 2 cloves garlic, 2 tsp rosemary, salt, pepper and olive oil.
  4. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place fries individually on baking sheet so they are not overlapping.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes on two levels of oven. After 20 minutes, move vegetables around with a spatula. For best results, flip each fry individually. Switch top and bottom pans and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes until done.
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