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Carrot Fries

I had to buy a bag of  regular (not baby cut) carrots at the grocery store a few weeks ago and I was determined to put them all to use. My sister mentioned that she makes fries with hers and I thought that sounded like a great idea!!!

Now I have to admit, I pulled a little trickery on my husband. If I would have told him we were having carrot fries, he probably would have turned up his nose at them. I have determined over the last six years that carrots aren’t his favorite vegetable. He is more of a green beans or potato kind of guy.

I decided to go ahead and make these and wait until he had a few to ask what he thought. This is how the conversation went….

Me: So what do you think of the fries?

Chris: These are really good! You did something different with them, a new seasoning or something?

Me: Close. Instead of using potatoes, I used carrots.

**crickets for a few seconds**

Chris: Carrots?

Me: Yup. They are pretty good, huh?

Chris: I like these better than regular fries! I am calling my mom and telling her you tricked me in to eating some carrots.

And there you have it folks, these carrot fries are husband approved!!!

carrot fries

WHAT YOU NEED

10 carrots

1-2 tablespoons of olive oil

pepper, sea salt, garlic powder and thyme

WHAT YOU DO

Cut the carrots into thin strips, about a half inch wide and 3-5 inches long.

Ingredients

Place carrots in a bowl and drizzle the olive oil. Season with pepper, salt, thyme and garlic powder and mix around until the seasoning and olive oil is distributed evenly on to all the carrots.

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Lay out in a single row on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

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Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. I flipped them half way through so that they cooked evenly.

Enjoy!!!

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25 Comments

  • Reply Amy @ Getz Girl on Fire March 1, 2016 at 5:11 am

    High five for tricking him . .. my husband is a green bean and potato guy as well . . . he says there is nothing worse than a cooked carrot. Ha!

  • Reply kathy at more coffee, less talky March 1, 2016 at 7:17 am

    awesome! kayla eats all veggies except carrots so these are definitely going to be made. thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Christina March 1, 2016 at 7:37 am

    I love fries and I love carrots.. so this has got to be good. Thanks for sharing!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  • Reply Lindsay March 1, 2016 at 8:13 am

    YUM! I do the same thing to Jason… there are certain things he won’t eat so I just make it and tell him what it was later. 🙂 I cannot wait to try these. I love carrots and fries! Thanks, girl!

  • Reply Laura March 1, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Yay! Finally the recipe!! Can’t wait to try these! And it’s totally opposite at our house – B would have to trick me into eating carrot fries!! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine March 1, 2016 at 8:39 am

    These look so good, I was hoping you’d put that recipe on here! And Chris approved means Mr. Nine will probably approve too! Thanks for this yummy tasty Tuesday recipe girl, hope it’s a great day!!

  • Reply ellesees.net March 1, 2016 at 8:59 am

    you’ve convinced me, and i don’t like carrots usually! i’ll whip these up, thanks to YOU! 🙂

  • Reply Amy March 1, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Why do all men hate cooked carrots? Even my son has taken up the torch lol. These look amazing though, will definitely try!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says March 1, 2016 at 10:01 am

    We call those carrots Bugs Bunny carrots and I buy about 5 pounds a week. My husband eats carrots constantly.

    I think these will accompany the turkey burgers I will be making later in the week.

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots March 1, 2016 at 10:50 am

    These look delicious! How funny that you tricked your husband!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista March 1, 2016 at 10:55 am

    What a great idea! LOL at the crickets, my husband would have been the same way!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo March 1, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I have a bag of carrots already cut like that…. SO TRYING THIS!!!

  • Reply kristen March 1, 2016 at 11:17 am

    this is awesome. pinned them and hopefully will one day make them. i love tricking KC… but normally it’s the other way around, with something unhealthy. like he HATES mayo. he eats something like black bean burgers OMG THESE ARE AMAZING because he has no idea there is like a tablespoon of mayo in there, but if he knew he’d be like ‘ew i hate mayo’ like bitch you can’t even taste it. hahaha. i’m such a meanie 😉

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph March 1, 2016 at 11:31 am

    That’s sort of how I do my roasted carrots, but not always in the fry shape! I love them.

  • Reply Tracie March 1, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    those sounds really good! I love roasted carrots and always like to try new seasonings.

  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native March 1, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Every time I see you post a picture of these, I always imagine sweet potato fries. I have to remind myself they’re carrots! I am totally going to make these after hearing Chris’s reaction!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis March 1, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Well that worked out nicely! If he approves then I’m sure I would love them because I like eating carrots even if they’re raw (well baby carrots).

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders March 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I need to try and trick my husband with these carrot fries too! I know that he wouldn’t care about eating carrots, but it’d be fun to see if he could tell the difference or not.

  • Reply Jenna March 1, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    I’ve been doing this for a while, myself. LOVE them, and they’re Nutrisystem friendly. They taste very close to sweet potato fries.

    If you’re at Publix, they actually sell bags of pre-cut carrots that are perfect for making these with.

  • Reply Emelia March 1, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    I LOOOOOVE carrots, and obviously french fries too. Totally saving this and trying it out. Thanks for the great recipe, they sound and look so good!

  • Reply Cara March 2, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Those look amazing! I love sweet potato fries so I’m sure these would be delicious as well! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family March 2, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    They look delicious! I love the conversation you guys had, ha! Good that he liked them! 🙂

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  • Reply Katie March 3, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Wow! I love that you tricked him and love it even more that he called his mom and told her. Brownie points with the MIL! I’m going to try these. I actually love carrots.

  • Reply Heather March 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Cooked used to be the only way I would eat my carrots! I need to try this. I also pinned that ketchup because I want to try that too.

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