Are French fries your guilty pleasure? Swap carrots for spuds and you’ve got a scrumptious stand-in for deep fried taters. Roasting carrots allows their natural sweetness to emerge, and the irresistible combination of a soft interior and crispy finish will seriously impress your taste buds. Each serving of these elegant carrot fries packs a healthy dose of fiber, beta-caroten and vitamin A, which helps promote healthy skin and vision. Top them with a sprinkle of Parmesan and basil and you’ll make the most stubborn vegetable hater a believer!
Parmesan Carrot Fries Recipe
Per one-cup serving:
- 83 cal
- 3 g fat (1 g sat)
- 11 g carbs
- 280 mg sodium
- 3 g fiber
- 5 g sugar
- 2 g protein
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 pound fresh carrots
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt
Cracked black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
2-3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Peel carrots and cut into thin matchstick slices.
- In a medium bowl, toss slices in olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Spread out carrots on a baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the carrots are browned slightly.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese before serving.
Got leftover fries? Reheat them in the oven at 400°F for five to eight minutes.
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