Oven-Baked Rutabaga Fries

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I confess I'd never tried a rutabaga before last year, when we got some in our weekly "farm box". They are really good! They are a root vegetable with a bit of a "bite" - just a bit spicy. And they have less than a third of the carbs and less than half the calories of potatoes, plus a bigger hit of vitamins and minerals. This technique can be used with any root vegetable. See: Carb Counts in Root Vegetables

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • Rutabagas
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt, garlic powder, and paprika


Preheat oven to 425 F. 1) Peel rutabagas with a paring knife and slice in 1/4" rounds. If you like, you can do them in strips - they will cook a little faster, but you have to watch them carefully or they'll burn.

2) Smear with oil and a little salt and put them on a nonstick baking sheet.

3) Cook about 12 minutes, turning twice. Take out when golden brown and tender. Immediately sprinkle with garlic powder and paprika. I like to add kosher salt at the end as well.

Nutritional Information:1 cup raw sliced rutabaga has about 7 grams effective carbohydrateplus 3.5 grams of fiber and 50 calories (plus oil).

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