Cooktop Cove: 8+ low carb french fry recipes that you don't have to feel guilty about
By Sheree McDonald
Fries sound pretty good right about now, but if you're on a low-carb diet you may feel like you can't satisfy that craving. The good news is that there are countless ways that you can enjoy a plate of fries with absolutely none of the guilt.
If you've been searching for the best low-carb fry recipe, then you're in luck. These are some of the most tasty, guilt-free options out there. We know you'll want to try these out ASAP.
Jicama fries (h/t Low Carb Yum)
Who says you need a potato to make a great fry? Nonsense. Opt for fries made from jicama, low-carb alternative, and you'll be smacking your lips and asking for seconds.
Butternut squash fries (h/t My Fussy Eater)
Butternut squash serves as an excellent solution for low-carb fries. They cook up nicely to create a crispy fry with a ton of flavor.
Baked turnip fries (h/t A Spicy Perspective)
You've probably never had turnips quite like this before. This healthy option of fries made with turnips tastes just as good (if not better) than ordinary fries made from potatoes.
Low carb rutabaga fries
In France, rutabaga is known as a "forgotten vegetable," as the hardy root veggie fell out of fashion following World War II, when locals consumed far too much of it! Today, however, it's coming back into vogue, and it's not hard to see why. Slightly sweet and earthy, rutabaga is a delicious side dish veggie. To top it all off, it's far lower in carbs than potatoes or sweet potatoes, making the recipe below the perfect low-carb stand in for fries. Get the full recipe here.
Low-carb baked zucchini fries
This easy recipe is so simple you'll be amazed you've never tried it before. Zucchini works as a terrific stand-in for potatoes and tastes much fresher. Get the recipe here.
Parsnip fries (h/t Sweet as Honey)
All you need is 15 minutes to bake these delicious parsnip fries in your very own kitchen. You'll love the simplicity and the big pay-off in delicious flavor. This recipe calls for the crisp flavors of lemon and mint.
Crispy bake avocado fries (h/t Gimme Delicious)
Have a fussy eater on your hands? Serve this and see if the fussy eater relents. Avocado never tasted so good. You'll love the crisp outside combined with the fresh center.
Crispy sweet potato fries (h/t A Day in the Kitchen)
So much yum! This recipe is transforms ordinary sweet potato into the ideal low-carb finger food. This appetizer pairs perfectly with a chipotle mayo dipping sauce that will liven up your next gathering.
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