Crispy Carrot Fries Recipe

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Carrot Fries | These crispy air fryer carrot fries are so flavourful, and healthy, and make the perfect easy snack or side dish! Made with only carrots, oil, cornstarch, and spices these carrot fries are ready in only 20 minutes.

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These easy air fryer carrot fries are a delicious and healthy snack or side dish! They’re like potato or sweet potato fries but with carrots. They take way less time to bake than traditional potato fries, and they get super crispy.

The key to making crispy carrot fries is tossing them in a drizzle of olive oil, and the cornstarch. The olive oil helps the spices and corn starch stick to the carrot sticks, and the corn starch is essential for getting a crispy exterior, much like in my tofu wrap recipe!

These healthy carrot fries are made with minimal oil, for a low calorie snack. Carrots are also full of nutrients and are quite filling!

How to make carrot fries

To make baked carrot fries, toss the carrot sticks in the oil, spices, and cornstarch. Space them out on a lined baking sheet, and air fry them at 400°F for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.

Carrot fries in a bowl with a lime and cilantro dip.

What do carrot fries taste like?

Carrot french fries taste like a sweeter, fresher version of regular potato fries. Seasoning the carrot fries adds a bunch of flavour! I like a mix of cumin, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder for a warm savoury taste.

How to cut carrots for carrot fries

You’ll need about 1cm wide carrot sticks for carrot fries. Here’s hot to cut carrots for carrot fries. First, peel the carrot. Place the carrot in front of you, horizontally. Cut the ends of the carrot off and discard. Cut the carrot in half, the same way you cut the ends off, so you have 2 shorter round pieces.

Then cut each piece in half the long way. Place the carrot pieces on the cutting board, flat side down so they don’t roll around. Cut each piece into 3-4 sticks, depending on their width.

What to dip carrot fries in?

Carrot fries go great with a number of dips or sauces! Try my Vegan Garlic Aioli! Or go for a chipotle mayo, by mixing regular or vegan mayo with chipotle hot sauce.

Any mustard based sauce works well with the fries too! Honey mustard, maple dijon sauce, or sweet and spicy mustard.

For some freshness, dip the carrot fries in my Vegan Tzatziki.

Ingredients

More about the ingredients in this recipe. The exact measurements are below.

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  • Carrots- High in vitamin A and make the perfect light snack or side dish.
  • Neutral oil- Canola, vegetable or peanut oil is a neutral oil. It will help the corn starch and spices stick to the carrots.
  • Corn starch- To give the carrots a crispy coating.
  • Spices- Cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, onion, and garlic powder.

Instructions

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.

Carrot sticks in a bowl.

Peel the carrots and cut the ends off. Cut the carrots in half so you have two smaller round pieces. Cut the pieces lengthwise, and cut them into about 1cm sticks.

Seasoned carrot sticks in a bowl.

Toss the carrots in the oil. Then add the spices and cornstarch, and toss them again.

Seasoned carrot sticks on an air fryer tray.

Transfer the carrot sticks to a baking sheet. Space them apart.

Carrot fries on an air fryer tray.

Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Serve carrot fries with your favourite dip or as a side dish!

Carrot fries in a bowl with a lime and cilantro dip.

Tips for making air fryer carrot fries

  • Toss the carrots in the oil first, then the cornstarch. This prevents the cornstarch from clumping.
  • Tailor the spices to your taste preferences. Use your favourite spices.
  • Make sure to flip the carrot fries halfway through baking!

What to serve with crispy carrot fries

Carrot fries make a healthy snack or side dish! Serve them with your favourite dipping sauce.

Serve carrot fries with a veggie burger or sandwich, or as part of dinner with vegan scalloped potatoes or stuffed portobello mushrooms.

If you love healthy carrot recipes, try my carrot lentil soup!

Substitutions

  • If you don’t have cornstarch, you could use potato starch or flour.

Storage

Store carrot fries in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, bake in the oven at 350°F until heated through.

Top down view of carrot fries in a bowl with a lime and cilantro dip.

FAQ’s

How do you make carrot fries crispy?

To make crispy carrot fries, toss carrot sticks in oil and corn starch, and bake at a high temperature.

How to avoid soggy carrot fries?

To avoid soggy carrot fries, make sure you space the carrot sticks out on the baking sheet and avoid overcrowding. This allows for air circulation and even cooking.

Carrot fries in a bowl with a lime and cilantro dip.

Carrot Fries

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Author: Erika Piper
These crispy baked carrot fries are so flavourful, and healthy, and make the perfect easy snack or side dish! Made with only carrots, oil, cornstarch, and spices these carrot fries are ready in only 20 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 knife
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb carrots 4-5 medium sized carrots
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon cumin

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • Peel the carrots, cut the ends off, and cut them in half the same way so you have two shorter round pieces.
  • Cut each piece in half lengthwise, and then cut about 1 cm sticks.
  • Add the carrot sticks to a large bowl with the oil and toss them. Then add the cornstarch and spices, and toss them again to evenly coat.
  • Transfer the carrot sticks to the baking try, spacing them apart. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping them halfway.

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Notes

Toss the carrot sticks in oil first, and then the cornstarch and spices to avoid clumping.
Tailor the spices to your taste preferences.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 4gFiber: 4gSugar: 5g
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