A classic of a burger and fries can become healthy with just a few changes. You can use bison or lean ground beef and for the fries …. Rutabaga fries. Never heard of a Rutabaga. No worries I didn’t either when I first tried them. It can also be sometimes labeled as a yellow turnip. It has a waxy outer layer than can be a yellowish color that blends to a purple color at the stem.
As provided by Cross-fit uncommon
Nutritional value for 100 g of Rutabagas vs. 100 g of sweet potatoes.
Calories – Rutabagas = 36 cals vs. Sweet Pot = 90 cals
Carbs – Rutabagas = 8 g vs Sweet Pot = 21 g
Protein – Rutabagas = 1 g vs Sweet Pot = 2 g
Fat – Rutabagas – 0 g vs Sweet Pot = 0 g
Directions: Cut 2-3 slices about 1″ thick of the Rutabaga. Using a peeler remove the outside skin.
That is it, you are done. I served with organic ketchup. These are a little crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle just like steak fries. I like these better than regular potatoes. If you are no a fan of any of the spices feel free to add or remove as you desire. I used a Bacon salt that I got from World Market the second time I made these and they were just as good, if not better.
Have you ever made fries using a veggie?
- 2-3 slices of Rutabaga ~ ½ tsp garlic salt ~ ½ tsp onion powder ~ ½ tsp cajun seasoning ~ 1 tbsp EVOO
- Directions: Cut 2-3 slices about 1" thick of the Rutabaga. Using a peeler remove the outside skin. Cut the slices into about ½" fry slices. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until evenly coated. Place on a cookie sheet leaving enough room so they don't touch. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, turning halfway through to prevent burning.
- That is it, you are done. I served with organic ketchup.
I’m such a fan of fries and always looking for a healthy substitute!! I’ve actually never tried to make them at home, unless you could the frozen stuff, so this vegetable would be a first for me!! Thanks for sharing!!
They are a weakness of mine too so a healthy option is always nice. Hope you try it.
We call that turnip in my family, but I love it nonetheless. These look great! Seasoned well, they are a great alternative to fried veggies.
Yes, at one place it is called Rutabaga and at another it’s found under turnip. I really like them a lot and so good with just a little bit of seasoning.
I just recently read about rutabaga fries, but never made them. I like your step-by-step here, friend! I need to make these
Ohhh you must then, they are so good. I like them almost more so than regular fries.
kathy_ vodka and soda says
i need to get on this. homemade fries of any kind are WAY better than what you get at a fast food joint. thanks for sharing!
Yes, and it’s a non-starchy vegetable so totally better for you.
i’ve never made these before but would try it! they eat them a lot at work.
They are such a healthier alternative. Totally hidden veggie.
Those look so good. I totally need to make them.
Hope you do, they are really yummy.
Kateri Von Steal says
RUT – A – BAAAAA-GA!
yumballs. Just saying.
Hahaa! Thank you, they are really good. Worth a try!
Rutabaga is definitely new to me but the recipe looks delish and always up for saving some calories!
Yes, and save on carbs too. You really can season it to your liking too which is nice.
yum! i am so trying these if i can find a rutabaga lol
They may be called Yellow turnips but most places have been carrying them. Hope you can find some.
Lindsay T says
oh wow definitely trying this! are the rudabegas hard to cut?
They are a little hard but I used a serrated bread type of knife and that made it easier.
Tricia Coniglio says
I cannot believe what I am seeing here!! Never in a million years would I have thought of rutabaga fries! Although, I guess I should’ve seen it coming since we want to make seemingly disgusting things delicious. Such as kale chips and kale everything!
It is so much healthier than regular fries and I love the taste and texture. Unlike a few other veggie fries I have tried.
The crispiness looks delicious! I love when fries are crispy on the outside like that!!!!
I really like them because you do get that crispness but then you have a softness in the center like a regular steak fry. SO much healthier too.
Linda sheridan says
I may try these. I love sweet potato fries! I bought my first pomegranate today. What a unique fruit. Living and learning every day!
Thanks for this idea.
I hope you try it. Much healthier but with a very similar taste to regular fries. I don’t think I have used a pomegranate myself. let me know how it goes.
I’m going to look for these next grocery store trip! Sounds delish! I could use a change up from the ol’ sweet potatoes…
I don’t think you will be disappointed. I love the texture and crispness, but also fluffiness.
Liz Taylor says
Wow Kerry thank you for the FYI, I have never heard of this!!!
PS: Why does WordPress keep saying I am spam!!!!!!!!
Give it a try girl. It’s a life changer.
Yum ! Thanks for the recipe!
Very welcome. Hope you give them a try.
I love, love LOVE homemade sweet potatoes but hate the amount of carbs. i must give these a go!!
Yes, the are even healthier than sweet potato fries.
Umm this is awesome!! I’ve never tried Rutabaga and I can’t wait to try it after reading this post!
Hope you do! It really takes like regular fries. Healthier too.
I’ve never cooked with rutabaga before, but this sounds delicious! I love potato alternatives. Thanks for sharing!!
It is so much healthier!
These seriously look delicious and I am going to have to try them!!! Thanks for sharing!
I hope you do, they are really worth it.
Amanda Elizabeth says
Ummmmmm those look amazing I absolutely have to make those!
I think you would really like them.
I’ve never even thought of trying rutabaga, but these look delicious!
They are really good, I tend to prefer them over regular fries. Plus you can spice them however you like.