These turnip fries are a great low carb alternative to regular potato fries!
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Have you eaten turnips before? I can’t say I have until I first tried this recipe. Pre-low-carbing days I would eat parsnips or carrots if I wanted a root vegetable. So I was interested to learn that one medium turnip (approx. 4oz) contains only 6g net carbs in total!
But what do you actually DO with turnips? Well, you *can* eat them raw – they can be grated and added to salads – but the flavor is much stronger. They can be grilled, roasted or mashed – basically most ways of cooking that are used for potatoes can also be used for turnips. Which led me to work on this recipe for turnip fries. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
To prepare the turnips, peel them and cut them into matchsticks. Add olive oil, onion powder and paprika to a bag or bowl, then add the turnip. A plastic sealable bag works well for this – pretty much the same method as my zucchini fries! Move the turnip around inside the bag so that they are fully coated in the mixture. Place them on a baking rack placed on a baking sheet, then season with salt and pepper.
Roast for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
These are the perfect side dish to steak – but I’ve also been known to eat them on their own! I *do* have to point out, however, that they aren’t crispy, so they are much better as a side dish rather than something to pick up with your fingers and dunk into low carb ketchup!
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