Crispy Turnip 'Fries'

Crispy Turnip 'Fries'


"My daughters and I are on a low-carb diet and were looking for something to curb our 'French fry' cravings. I've heard that turnips can be made into some great 'fries.' I experimented with it and came up with this. You can add whatever spices you'd like."


45 m servings 83 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 83 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 405 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil and lightly grease.
  2. Peel the turnips, and cut into French fry-sized sticks, about 1/3 by 4 inches. Place into a large bowl, and toss with the vegetable oil to coat. Place the Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, paprika, onion powder in a resealable plastic bag, and shake to mix. Place the oiled turnips into the bag, and shake until evenly coated with the spices. Spread out onto the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until the outside is crispy, and the inside is tender, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.
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  1. 84 Ratings


I ate 4 servings even though I think the recipe needs work, so I gave it 4 stars instead of 3. :) I used 1/2 cup of cheese instead of 1/3, and fresh garlic because I didn't have garlic salt, an...

Would have given it three and a half......but can't. They were good ,I would probably add something else , I just don't know what. I have a feeling these are an acquired taste.

These were pretty good. My teenager had no idea they were made from turnips. I reccomend turning them half way thru the baking process. I am not sure exactly what happened to mine but the only p...

i thought this was pretty good. i used a generous amount of melted butter instead of the oil. i recommend cutting the turnip slices quite thin so they are a bit crispy.

Me and two kids tried this recipe. We all LOVED it! I cut them thinly to try to get them extra crispy but after cooking them for more than 20 minutes they were still droopy. But still, very very...

I tried baking these on an elevated rack to see if they would get crunchier. Nope. They got more chewy rather then crispy. I did like the flavor quite a bit though... I added chili powder, cum...

I loved these but they need to be turned halfway through cooking to avoid burning. I'll be experimenting with different spices for some options but I thought they were better than seasoned fren...

For turnips this is actually good. I was surprised. I don't think turnips can get any better.

gotta love turnips, this is very good used with a side sauce like a mild horsey or a meat sauce (ketchup/mustard mix)