If you are looking for a slightly different take on fries I have dig out a recipe just for you. They are made of carrots, they are baked rather than fried and they taste great especially with BBQ sauce on a side of a nice burger! The baking time is 40 minutes but they are really worth your patience.
The secret ingredient is corn flour. You coat the carrots with flour and oil and that is what creates the crunch and crispy texture with a soft carroty goodness inside. If you want to make long fries you would need to spent few minutes to cut the carrots what I use to cut the corners are carrot sticks. The fries are a little bit shorter but it’s a super time saving trick. As every shortcut it comes with a warning. Often when you get the carrot sticks out of the bag they are wet and that’s a ‘no go’ to achieve the crispy coating. So if that happens you will have to dry them with a kitchen towel before coating.
300g bag of carrot sticks (£0.50 in Asda)
3 table spoons of corn flour (£0.63 in Asda for a bag)
Salt and pepper
Drizzle of Olive oil
1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Place a generous pinch of black pepper into large metal mixing bowl and add corn flour. Place carrot sticks in the bowl and toss carefully. The carrot fries should be evenly covered.
2. Drizzle some olive oil on top and carry on tossing until evenly covered.
Cover a baking tray with greaseproof paper and place a single layer of fries – make sure they don’t stick to each other.
3. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes taking the tray out half way through to turn them. Add some seasoning and enjoy!!
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Just made this and it was absolutely delicious! Since we love ’em hot, I replaced pepper with red chilli powder and the fries were spicy enough to please us. Tasted great with tomato ketchup.
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