Faux Fries

These “fries” are ok to love…unlike their ugly cousin, the french fry…these fries are packed full of vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, manganese, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E and Vitamin A.  They naturally have no fat, and above all of that, they are a very tasty treat…what exactly are they made of, you might ask?  Parsnips and Carrots!  You can make just one or the other, but I like to mix them together…the parsnips offer a little hint of bitterness and the carrots a nice sweetness…when mixed together, they are just lovely!

I have never really cooked with parsnips before, but I was walking through the farmer’s market the other day and saw a big pile of these “white carrots” (that taste nothing like carrots) and decided to give them a try…and they were pretty darn good!

These Faux Fries are really easy to make…all you need is:

4 parsnips

4 carrots

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

Olive Oil cooking spray

Ketchup for dipping

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Peel the carrots and parsnips.  Cut them into fry like pieces and arrange them on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray…make sure that they are not touching each other because they wont be able to crisp if they are…and no body wants a soggy fry!

Lightly spray the tops of the fries with cooking spray and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Stick the cookie sheets in the oven for 35- 40 minutes, until the fries are starting to brown and get crispy.  If you like a little extra crispness, cook them for about 30-35 minutes, then turn on the broiler and cook them for 1 more minute.  Take them out of the oven, and serve with ketchup…or your favorite fry dipping sauce!