Root Vegetable Fries

Fries are a great side for steamed shell fish

Fries are a great side for steamed shell fish

Between the garden and the farmers market we have fantastic produce to enjoy. These fries are a mix of turnips, parsnips and red potatoes, but fennel and sweet potato could easily be added.

Make sure to cut all the vegetables the same size so they cook in the same amount of time.

Honey Glazed Root Vegetable Fries

  • 1 lb red potatoes sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 lb turnips sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 lb parsnips sliced into thin wedges
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt/pepper

Soak vegetables in cold water for 30 minutes, changing the water twice. Drain and dry with a towel. Toss with oil, salt and pepper and spread into one layer on a large baking sheet. Roast in an oven at 425 degrees until golden brown, flipping once, about 15 minutes per side. Mix cayenne, honey and vinegar together and drizzle over fries. Mix well and roast another 8-10 minutes. Serve hot straight out of the oven.

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7 Responses to Root Vegetable Fries

  1. sallybr says:

    Haven’t had much luck with sweet potatoes unless I coat them in a cornstarch spice mixture, but I bet the other veggies turn out perfect this way – good tip on changing the water twice, I guess that is the secret for success….

  2. Ooooh la la, what a great idea. Fries, when they are baked, are one of my favorite side dishes for the summer..great alone or with grilled meats, chicken or fish. Love me some root vegs.

  3. Dr Dan says:

    Looks fabulous!

  4. These would be a great side dish with grilled burgers! Can’t wait to try them.

  5. Kristy says:

    What a delicious use of root vegetables!

  6. Lovely on their own too!

  7. laurasmess says:

    Honey and cider vinegar? Yum. This sounds ridiculously good! I would love to give the recipe a try… though I’ll have to settle on only the market veg. My garden died in the Australian summer and I haven’t replanted (too sad. Dust to dust).

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