These flavorful veggie based French fries make a great starch-free side dish or snack. I find golden beets to have a more mellow and less earthy flavor than red beets, and golden beets and kohlrabi usually test starch free with iodine too (so they may work on your low/no starch diet too!) I also love using kohlrabi in this dish, as to me kohlrabi tastes a bit like “German low carb, starch-free potato.”
Please note: if you are on a LOW CARB diet, you can make this recipe with just the kohlrabi, and any other veggies are currently on your eating plan. Golden beets are “low in starch” they still do have carbs, so they are Not often included on strict “Low Carb – Keto Diets” but they do work great on a “Low Starch Diet”. xx
French Fries – paleo, aip
- 2 large kohlrabi
- 2 large golden beets
- 3 Tablespoons avocado oil or coconut oil, olive oil
- 3 pinches sea salt + black pepper to taste
- 3 Tablespoons dried minced onion
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder (or 2 minced garlic cloves)
- optional garnish after cooking, garnish with a little fresh thyme and diced green onions (or cilantro and fresh parsley)
Preheat oven to 450*F.
Peel veggies, then slice into long strips to make “shoe string” French fries.
Toss veggies in oil, then toss in dried onion, garlic, and sea salt.
Bake for 25 minutes at 450*F, check on them at 15 minutes, and flip them.
After baking for 25 minutes, I usually broil them under high for a few more minutes to add more golden color.
Garnish with fresh thyme and green onions. Serve with a side of my plum ketchup, cranberry ketchup, huckleberry BBQ sauce, ranch dip, or honey mustard.
Mountain Rose Herbs is where I buy the most flavorful organic
dried onion pieces, garlic powder, and herbs that are staples in my kitchen.