Carrot Fries

BY : PUBLISHED : March 2nd, 2013 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

These cost about 50 cents to make and taste super good, way better then they look.  As soon as I made my first batch, I immediately made a second.  The sweet carrots mixed with the salt is a winner every time.

The trick is to not slice the carrot, rather peel it.  You’ll be tempted to use a knife a cut these into sticks, but that’s a fail.  Use a peeler and shave ’em thin.

Mix and match interesting spices if you have them in the house. These would also be great with some dipping sauce, like our Cashew Ranch Dressing.

Carrot Fries

Sweet carrots touched with salt is the perfect side dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Dessert, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 52 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 2-4 Carrots, sliced with a peeler into long strips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil (veggie will work too)
  • Spice to taste - I used a healthy pinch of salt, pepper, and thyme


  • Using a vegetable peeler, slice the carrots into long thin strips and put into a large bowl.
  • Add the oil and spices and mix until coated.
  • Put them onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake at 350 for 7 minutes, remove from the oven and flip them, and bake for another 7 minutes. Keep an eye on them in the second round to make sure they don't burn!
  • Allow to cool and crisp a little before serving.


Calories: 52kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 42mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 10191IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword budget, carrots, forks over knives, french fries, fries, gf, gluten free, glutenfree, oil, pepper, plant based on a budget, salt, vegan, veganism, vegetarian, vegetarianism
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