Carrot French Fries

My boys love these Paleo Carrot French Fries hot out of the oven.  I like baking them as it eliminates the messy splattering that results from the typical preparation of French fries –frying.

Speaking of messes, I feel like I’m cleaning up a lot of them these days. Writing a book this summer really threw me for a loop.  First, I wasn’t entirely planning on it.  Second, I spent just about every waking (and too many that should have been sleeping) moment(s) on the book.  Now I’m feeling worn out and tired, and oh so cranky.  I’m realizing that pushing myself this hard is not good and that getting back into balance will take more than one restful weekend –it might take a couple of months, or even longer.

What do you do to take care of yourself when you are feeling off kilter?  Let’s have a chat (in the comments section) and toss around our ideas. Right now, I’m focusing on eating a lot of protein, getting to sleep early and taking long slow walks. Do any of you have other strategies to share?  Go ahead, let’s hear ’em!

Carrot French Fries

Print Recipe
  1. Cut each carrot into 2-inch long sections
  2. Cut each section into thin sticks
  3. In a large bowl toss carrot sticks with olive oil and salt
  4. Spread out carrot sticks on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  5. Bake at 425°F for 18-22 minutes until carrots are browned

If you’re looking for other healthy vegetable recipes, Elise at Simply Recipes has one for Roasted Parsnips that looks incredible. Below is a photo of my carrot fries before the boys got their hands on ’em! I hope you enjoy these Paleo Carrot French Fries as much as we do.

Carrot French Fries

And, in terms of the book that I just wrote, Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour, today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day! My book will not be published until April 2011, for now, to celebrate this day, you can make the gluten-free Chocolate Cupcake recipe that I have here on my website.

Update: check out my nut-free Paleo Chocolate Cupcake recipe made with only 7 ingredients!


118 responses to “Carrot French Fries”

  1. Love your recipes. Gives me a zest to being gluten intolerant. I guess the old fashion way to de stress. A dish of warm water , a handful of sea salt , soak your feet for 20 minutes, rinse with a clean jug of water . Works wonders.

  2. I think the season we are in, combined with extreme weather conditions, have left a huge health deficit. I think you’re on the right track. I like a good massage, a spicy Bloody Mary (McClure’s is best :) and some affection, always decompresses me a bit ;)

  3. love these! they are delish!! even my husband said “they don’t taste like carrots.” I will be making these more often!!

  4. Hi there. I’m wondering if you can give me any helpful suggestions for the “fries”. I’ve made these twice and while they are delicious, I cannot get them to get crispy at all. Any advice?

    • Hi Karen,

      Perhaps you can try to make sure to pat all your raw, cut carrots dry first or use more oil. Another option is to try putting them on the top rack of your oven, or even broiling them on the top rack for the last 5 minutes.

      Good luck!

      • Oops! Kimberly! Sorry. I was just talking to my friend Karen simultaneously while writing my comment and put her name in by accident. My apologies.

  5. Hi Elana,

    My husband and I love your recipes – especially these fries. I wondered, do you have any tips for cutting up the fries? Is there a tool to make it easier or faster? Just checking.

    Thanks so much.

    • A mandolin makes those cuts but in the end it may be easier to cut them by hand because of the shape of carrots. A mandolin would cut potatoes into that shape no problem but carrots are thinner so not sure if it would work.

  6. When I feel “out of whack” and the house is crazy and I need somewhere to “decompress” I head out to the garden and pull weeds and putter. I follow the old “Fly Lady” gameplan and remember that I can do anything for 15 minutes. Then I go back into the battle and tackle some chore that must get done for another 15 minutes and cycle back and forth…

  7. The carrot fries look wonderful…but I admit to wondering about using olive oil at such a high heat. Anyone else think about that?

  8. Ohh this is a good idea, i can’t believe ive never thought of using carrots. Sweet potato fries are awesome.

    This could be a good way to get some root vegetables into my diet.

  9. This was SO easy and SO tasty! I think I may even like carrot fries MORE than regular potato french fries! I’m never without carrots in my fridge so these carrot fries have become a regular snack/side for me!

  10. These were amazing! Some of the comments I received were that they taasted like sweet potato french fries, personally I liked them better. So easy, so delicious, the only problem was that I didn’t make enough! This is my new favorite thing.

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