Garlic Herb Rutabaga Fries

Garlic Herb Rutabaga Fries

Day 2 of my “50 Days of Veggies” personal challenge! Definitely hit a milestone making it past day 1, considering I’m terrible at keeping up with these sorts of things and I’m lazy to boot. But I’m determined, even if it kills me!

Which is why I decided to try to make most of these recipes as easy as possible.  Hence, Garlic Herb Rutabaga Fries. Chop up rutabaga, toss with herbs, bake. Bingo. Today I really wanted to do something with a winter vegetable, keeping it in-season and fresh, and I have been neglecting rutabagas this year (one of my favorite veggies).

Baked Rutabaga Fries

The rutabaga is such a misunderstood vegetable. So many people turn up their noses at these earthy gems, but you shouldn’t and here’s why: firstly, they have amazing anti-fungal and anti-yeast properties. Candida flareup? Head the the produce aisle for some rutabaga. I’m a firm believer that roasting any vegetable makes it even more amazing than usual, and rutabaga is no exception. They taste wonderful when roasted pretty much in any way you want. Rutabagas are also a good source of vitamin C, so eat up!

This recipe can be done with a lot of different herbs and spices. You may peel the rutabaga or leave unpeeled (I didn’t peel mine and the fries turned out delicious).

Garlic Herb Rutabaga Fries

  • 2 large rutabagas, sliced into fry-shaped strips
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (if desired)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lay strips of rutabaga onto a baking sheet. Mix olive oil with minced garlic (if using) and pour over rutabaga fries, tossing to coat.

Mix together seasonings and sprinkle over the fries. Bake for 30-40 minutes until browned and crispy, turning fries halfway through.

Rutabaga Fries Assembly

Garlic Herb Rutabaga Fries

These fries tasted really good with ketchup. They don’t taste quite like potato fries – they have a bit of that rutabaga earthiness to them. Which makes them delicious.

Rutabaga Fries

Vegan Rutabaga Fries

I’ve also done carrot fries and beet fries which turned out good too, so really you can use a lot of root vegetables in the same way. What’s your fave?

Hope you liked day 2 of the 50 day veggie recipe challenge!

Printable version:

Garlic Herb Rutabaga Fries
 
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Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 2 large rutabagas, sliced into fry-shaped strips
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or ½ tsp garlic powder)
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried parsley
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp sea salt (if desired)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lay strips of rutabaga onto a baking sheet. Mix olive oil with minced garlic (if using) and pour over rutabaga fries, tossing to coat.
  3. Mix together seasonings and sprinkle over the fries. Bake for 30-40 minutes until browned and crispy, turning fries halfway through.

 

 

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