Fun Fact: Turnips, high in vitamin C, are a purple-and-white root vegetable. The purple part is the section that has been exposed to the sun while growing. Turnips are nutrient-dense and have been proven to aid in lowering blood pressure and in weight loss.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line and grease a baking sheet.
Peel and cut turnips into fries.
Combine all spices. Toss turnip fries with spices and oil, and spread in an even layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally. (Meanwhile, prepare the sauce.)
Place all ingredients in a saucepan and whisk to combine. Cook over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, and bring to a boil. Cook until mixture thickens and serve alongside fries.
Made just the fries and was really disappointed. The recipe didn’t mention whether it meant smoked paprika or sweet paprika, so I compromised and did half of each. (By the way, ‘cheddar’ was misspelled for the sauce.) The ‘fries’ didn’t crisp up whatsoever, which is basically the number 1 rule of fries. I even left them in the oven close to 15 minutes longer than called for (checking them throughout), and they still barely crisped at all. The texture was off-putting. And even though I followed the proportions for everything, they tasted a tad overly seasoned. Part of me wonders whether upping the amount of oil might have helped them crisp more, but I don’t know that it’s worth trying all this out again.
Yum! The sauce takes minutes to make and it’s heaven!
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