I’m always on the lookout for alternatives to carb-laden sides. When I tested this recipe, the fries were gone within minutes. It’s spicy, but not overwhelmingly so, and it has a soft inside with a crispy exterior. You can take it up a notch and serve them with the dipping sauce, but they’re totally awesome on their own, too. Make much more than you estimate you’ll need!
Spicy Carrot Fries
- Cooking and Prep: 40 m
- Serves: 4
Prepare the Carrot Fries
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius).
Cut carrots in half widthwise, and cut each half into quarters. (Each carrot makes eight fries.) Put them into a medium-sized bowl.
Add the oil, paprika, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
Spread carrots in a single layer, on a Gefen Easy Baking Parchment-lined baking sheet. There should be enough space between them for them to bake properly and crisp up.
Bake for 15 minutes. Flip the fries over, sprinkle lightly with ground almonds, and return to oven for another 10 minutes, until crisp and getting brown.
Prepare the Dipping Sauce
In a small bowl, whisk together all sauce ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Photography: Hudi Greenberger
Food Styling: Janine Kalesis