Fries are the ultimate side dish. Who doesn’t love a tall stack of fries? Fries as we know them, though, are not the healthiest food out there. The good news is that fries have evolved, and now you can make them with other veggies and not just potatoes.
From sweet potato fries to the carrot fries we’re featuring in this post, many alternatives are as tasty as regular potato fries. They’re healthier as well, especially if you make them in an air fryer.
To make carrot fries in the air fryer, you need a few carrots. A large carrot per person usually works for me. These are not extra-large orders of fries or anything, but they’re enough to complement any meal nicely.
Cut the carrots in batons or sticks, and you’re ready to go. Unlike potatoes, you need not rinse or soak the carrots before frying. You want to season them, though.
I recommend a combination of garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper, but some people go crazy. You can too! Add your favorite spices and dried herbs.
Then, it’s time to air-fry these beauties. Every appliance is different, so read your instruction manual and cook the carrot fries just like regular fries. I cook them for 400°F for fifteen minutes. The fries end crispy and moist on the inside!
These nice-looking fries can substitute French potato fries in every recipe. They’re delicious with hot dogs and burgers, thick steaks and fried chicken.
Besides, carrot fries are a bit fancier than regular fries, so you can serve a side of them at an upscale dinner party.
You can’t say the same about French fries. Even the snobbiest of your friends will enjoy these, and if your buddies are health-oriented and avoid overeating oil, these are ideal for them as well.
Tasty, pretty, easy and exciting, air fryer carrot fries have it all. Let’s make some fries!
Peel and cut the carrots.
Spray the carrots with cooking oil and toss in a mixing bowl with garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper.
Place the carrot sticks in the air fryer and cook according to the instructions, usually at 400°F for 15 minutes. Shake the basket halfway through.