Herb Battered Root Vegetable Fries

Herb battered root vegetable fries

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


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



  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Peel and slice the root vegetables into “fries.”
  • 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.
  • Add the coconut oil, sea salt, garlic, and herbs to the fries and stir briefly.
  • Cover the pot and shake vigorously until the fries are well mixed with their edges slightly mashed.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Arrange the fries on the tray so none are overlapping.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
  • Remove when the edges turn golden and crispy.