Ditch the potatoes and fry Rutabaga's instead!

Let’s face it, we all love a good french fry now and then. That being said, it’s hard to justify eating something so greasy. If you could only have a fry or two, that’d be great, but a big stack of french fries? No way, not if you want to stick to your Ketogenic diet! Thankfully, this delicious recipe for Crispy Rutabaga Fries lets you satisfy your cravings without having to worry about cheating on your Ketogenic diet or sacrificing better nutrition! We’ll also let you in on a little secret… they’re not actually fried! Bake these up today for a snack or side that you and your friends are sure to love. If you love it, leave us a comment and share with your friends!

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INGREDIENTS

3 Pound Rutabaga
4 Tbsp Grape seed oil
1 Tsp Garlic powder
1 Tsp Paprika
1 Tsp Onion powder

DIRECTIONS

Step 1 - heated oven

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Start by preheating your oven to 425°F.
Step 2 - Foil with oil

step #2

Using aluminium foil, line your baking sheet and oil it lightly.
Step 3 - Rutabagas cut into French fry-sized sticks

step #3

Peel and cut the rutabaga into fry-sized sticks. In a large bowl, toss cut rutabaga with oil and coat evenly. In a plastic resealable bag, add garlic, salt, onion powder, and paprika and shake.
Step 4 - rutabagas in foil pan

step #4

Add rutabaga to bag of spices and shake until all pieces are evenly coated. Once coated, spread rutabaga onto baking sheet.
Step 5 - Ketchup and mayo added

step #5

Bake fries for approximately 40 minutes (turning halfway through) or until fries are golden and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Add salt to taste and serve with sugar-free ketchup and fat-free mayo.
Step 6 - Recipe is ready to eat

step #6

Ready to serve!

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Did you know?

Most people are not aware of the fact that aside from improving the digestive system, the immune system, and metabolic function, rutabaga also has an interesting background story.

This root vegetable is native to Scandinavia and Russia and was first widely introduced to England in the 19th century. However, it was also found in North America around the same time, most likely due to Scandinavian or Scottish immigration to Canada, with the root vegetable slowly spreading south to all of North America in a matter of years.

Additionally, before pumpkins became readily available in Europe in the 1980s, rutabaga was traditionally carved and left on doorsteps on Halloween eve.

So what’d you think of this quick and easy rutabaga fries recipe? Let us know in the comments below, and make sure you try some of these easy substitution-based recipes next time: Low-Carb Egg Muffins Recipe, Turkey Zucchini Poppers, and Spicy Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Bowl.

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