Skinny carrot fries

Skinny carrot fries

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 2
Want to be healthier but can't give up chips? Try these low-fat, crispy baked carrots with tarragon

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal164
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre8g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 500g carrot



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp finely chopped tarragon



    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…

  • a little black pepper


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut carrots into ‘fries’, about 1cm thick, and mix with cornflour and a little black pepper. Toss with vegetable oil, spread in a single layer on a baking tray lined with parchment, and bake for 40-45 mins, turning halfway. Mix a little salt with tarragon and toss through the cooked fries.

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Comments (9)

SJEpieikes's picture

Tried a question but it disappeared! Why the cornflour? What difference does it make?

NatashaJames11's picture

These are a lovely idea, I made them with a little olive oil, sea salt and some paprika, they came out great. Will definitely make them again.

cll4031's picture

The recipe worked brilliantly - as a big lover of crisps, I find this to be a wonderful substitute. It could have been slightly more crispy though - perhaps a bit longer in the oven will do the trick. Will try again.

Pied Pfeffer's picture

Thank you for sharing this recipe. Since accidentally ordering 5 kilo of carrots from Tesco, this has become our favorite dish. I can't wait to serve it to my chip-obsessed mum-in-law for her opinion.

rosievimes's picture

These are wonderful, quick and easy to make, and incredibly moreish. I served these as a side dish alongside the Harissa Chicken and Tomatoes recipe. Will certainly be making these again.

KochinVeronica's picture

So so delicious!

pikolet's picture

These are quite good. The carrots held their shape well and didn't fall apart or get all mushy as they do in other recipes. I didn't have any tarragon so used oregano instead. I have already passed the recipe along to a friend who also tried it and liked it very much.

doo_dar's picture

wow deliciouse!!1

mellalite's picture

Amazing recipe! Great alternative to chips - just as good if not better! I didn't use tarragon as I didn't have any in, but they tasted fab without. Really easy recipe, definitely recommend :-)

Questions (1)

SJEpieikes's picture

Why the cornflour?

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