Everybody loves a plate full of delicious, crispy, and satisfying fries. While this much-loved side dish is a satisfying Occasional treat, it’s also common knowledge that they are not exactly good for us.
The good news is, though, there are alternatives that are equally satisfying, with fewer drawbacks. That’s why, in this article, I’ll go over how you can transform your favorite vegetables into a delicious, but healthier, version of fries.
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Any quick-cooking veggie will fall into this soft vegetable category. Think of eggplant, zucchini, green beans, asparagus, or bell peppers, to name just a few.
To transform this type of veggie into fries, cut them into fry-sized batons, coat them with egg or egg substitute, and dip the batons in something crunchy. This could be regular breadcrumbs, panko, cornmeal, cornflakes, nuts, or even cheese.
You can experiment with mixing any crunchy elements you like, and spice them up by adding your favorite powdered spice or herb.
To get an idea of the cooking times and temperatures required, take a look at our example recipes below.
Root vegetables include carrots, beets, sweet potato, parsnip or any root vegetable fall into this category.
To turn these types of veggies into fries, cut them into fry-sized batons, and coat them in some corn, potato or rice starch to help the outsides to crisp up during cooking.
You can add your favorite spice mixture to the starch before coating or veggies, or replace part of the starch with some ground nuts or hard cheese to give the fries a tasty twist.