Low Carb French Fries
THESES ARE SOOOOO GOOD! I’m over the moon about this recipe as I adore French Fries and have really missed them since going low carb! The key to this recipe is to find a good replacement for potatoes and the answer is SWEDE! It’s also known in some parts of the world as ‘Rutabega’ and is often used as a replacement for those on Paleo eating plans.
Swede is high in potassium, which is a mineral often deficient in low-carb diets. It still contains carbs, but a minimal amount, so really good for a side dish with some protein, when you’re feeling the urge. Here’s a quick overview of the average net carbs of similar vegetables (per 100 g):
- sweet potatoes: 17 g net carbs
- parsnip: 13 g net carbs
- potatoes: 10-17 g net carbs depending on type
- celery root: 7 g net carbs
- carrot: 6.8 g net carbs
- swede: 5.6 g net carbs
Paprika is rich in Antioxidants which help fight free radicals which can lead to premature ageing! It may aid in the treatment of Autoimmune conditions, has been known to help people struggling with conditions like diabetes, is good for the eyes and keeps the heart strong!
So: ready to make them?
- 1/2 a large swede
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- salt and pepper
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees celsius
Clean and chop swede into shoestrings and place in a bowl
Dry off any excess moisture with paper towels. This will ensure a crunchy result
Add olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper to the bowl and mix through
Line a baking tray with baking paper and spread fries across the tray
Bake for 15-20 mins then turn over and bake for a further 5 or until fries are golden brown and crunchy
Serve with a little mayo or as a side with some delicious protein and enjoy!