Garlic herb root vegetable fries

For a pleasingly offbeat side dish or snack, try this healthy and delicious variation of that old favourite, french fries.

Serves: 4
Ingredients: 5
Serving size: 250 g
Total calories: 270
Protein: 3.9 g
Fat: 10.6 g
Carbohydrates: 42.1 g
Fibre: 8.2 g


  • 1kg assorted root vegetables (such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, and celery root)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon each dried sage, oregano, rosemary, and thyme


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Peel and slice the root vegetables into “fries”.
  3. Transfer the vegetable fries to a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Boil the fries for 5 to 7 minutes, until just cooked through but not soft. (Watch carefully so as not to overcook). Drain the water.
  4. Mix the olive oil, sea salt, garlic, and herbs together in a small dish and then drizzle over the fries.
  5. Cover the pot and shake vigorously until the fries are well coated with their edges slightly mashed.
  6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Arrange the fries on the tray so none are overlapping.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
  8. Remove when the edges turn golden and crispy.
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