Rutabaga Fries

by Maggie on November 8, 2013

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Rutabaga Fries

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Okay so it’s not the most popular root vegetable, but my, oh my, does rutagaba ever make the most delicious fries! I’m talking homemade oven fries, not deep fried tummy-troubling fries.

We make our own fries on a weekly basis. We usually rotate through potatoes, sweet potatoes, and now these babies. The kids obviously prefer potatoes, but every now and then I can slip a rutabaga fry on their plate and they don’t notice.

Did you know rutabaga has some pretty good nutritional benefits too? It’s actually considered part of the cruciferous family (think cabbage and broccoli) so it’s high in anti-oxidants like vitamin C. Rutabaga is also a great source of fibre.

We like to serve our rutabaga fries with homemade cashew cream. Seriously, your guests (dairy lovers and McDonalds lovers) will enjoy these homemade fries.

Rutabaga Fries 2

Rutabaga Fries

4 cups rutabaga, chopped into thicker wedges (measured in a 4 cup liquid measuring cup)
2 tablespoons camelina oil or extra virgin olive oil
1-2 teaspoons sea salt
freshly ground pepper

Instructions

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment, or grease lightly with oil.
2. Wash, peel and chop rutabaga. We like ours chopped into slightly thicker wedges.
3. Toss rutabaga in a bowl with oil, sea salt, and pepper.
4. Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet (grease sheet if not using parchment).
5. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, tossing half way through. Bake less or longer depending on desired thickness.

Yield: 2 adult-sized servings with a few left over to sneak on your kiddies’ plates.

Note: If you want your Rutabaga fries to be crispy, you might try frying them in a pan after baking them.

Have you ever made your own ketchup? It’s been on my to-do list forever. In the meantime, here’s the one my kids love. If you’re up for it, try making Amy’s recipe for slow-cooker ketchup.

I’m going to be at the Gluten-Free Garage on November 17th. I’ll be speaking about how to run a rocking gluten-free household. Hope to see you there – if you’re near Toronto, you don’t want to miss this event!  It’s kid-friendly, lots of fun, and you’ll find so many good gluten-free eats.