Keto French Fries


You won’t be missing the potatoes or carbs with these Keto French Fries! Healthy veggies in a French fry disguise the whole family will love!

two baskets of Keto French Fries

“The great thing about root veggies fries is that you feel like you’re being unhealthy but you’re actually being really healthy” – Mr. FFF

I mean, if a meat and potatoes man is down with fries that aren’t actually fries, I think that’s a huge win, no?

I promise once you throw these on the side of some cajun burgers or a healthy burger in a bowl you won’t be missing the deep fried potatoy-ness either.

Ingredients Needed

Ok friends, so I’m pretty sure it can be said without ANY pushback at all that everyone loves french fries. They’re hot and crispy, they’re satisfying for the body AND the soul… what’s not to love about them?! Here on the blog, we have everything from air fryer sweet potato fries to air fryer potato wedges and beyond! HOWEVER, if you are following a keto diet or eating plan, you are probably really missing them right now because fries can be very high in carbohydrates. That’s why I have a low carb spin on one of your favorite foods today: enter in my keto french fries substitute! They are made with rutabaga instead of white potatoes to cut down on carbs but NOT on flavor. Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

  • Rutabaga
  • Avocado Oil or Olive Oil
  • Salt 
Keto French Fries on cooling rack baking sheet

How to cut a Rutabaga for French Fries Keto

Preparing your rutabaga to be cooked into hot, crispy and DELISH french fries is similar to how you would prepare white potatoes or sweet potatoes. Simply cut off both ends of the rutabaga and peel it completely. Next, cut the rutabaga into circles and then chop the circles into sticks. Now you’re ready to cook up your keto french fries recipe! 

How to make Keto French Fries

Prepare

Turn on your oven so that it can preheat while you work. Place an oven safe cooling rack over top of a large cookie sheet. 

Toss

Slice up your rutabaga into strips and place them all into a large bowl. Add the oil and toss until all the fries are coated evenly. Sprinkle with a generous amount of salt.

Bake

Place the rutabaga fries onto the cooling rack, ensuring that you leave space in between each fry. You may need to use two separate cooling racks and cookie sheets to do this. Bake in the oven, flipping halfway through the cook time, until the fries are golden brown.

Serve

DEVOUR your delicious fries!

Keto French Fries being dipped into ketchup

Serving Suggestions 

Now that you’ve got a pan full of hot fries, it’s time to enjoy them with your crew! I love eating them on their own with some dipping sauce for a snack, but they also make a tasty side dish! If you want to keep the meal Keto friendly, consider serving these fries alongside some healthy chipotle keto pulled pork or perhaps with a batch of low carb keto paleo chicken nuggets!

Keto French Fries FAQ

Are French Fries Keto?

If we’re talking about traditional french fries made with potatoes, then the answer to this question is no. French fries made with potatoes are delicious, however potatoes are very high in carbs and a keto diet is low carb. However, these rutabaga fries are low carb and definitely Keto friendly!

What is Keto Substitute for Potatoes?

I love finding a good substitute for foods that I LOVE that also fit my dietary needs and preferences. One of my favorite substitutes for potatoes is cauliflower and I often cook up some healthy cauliflower garlic mashed potatoes for a satisfying and tasty side dish.

Are Rutabagas Keto?

YES! Rutabagas are another fantastic potato substitute because they are really low in carbohydrates. One serving of rutabaga contains only 4 grams of net carbs.

Can I make these fries in the Air Fryer?

Yes! Feel free to check out my recipe for parsnip fries and follow the directions on how to cook them in the air fryer.

a baking dish full of Keto French Fries

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Keto French Fries

You won't be missing the potatoes or carbs with these Keto French Fries! Healthy veggies in a French fry disguise the whole family will love!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 People, as a side
Calories 70kcal
Author Taylor Kiser

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Lb Rutabaga, peeled
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Olive or Avocado oil
  • Salt

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 425 degrees F and place an oven safe cooling rack on a large baking sheet.
  • Slice the rutabaga into 1/4 inch thick strips and place into a large bowl.
  • Drizzle with the oil and toss to coat well. Sprinkle generously with salt.
  • Place onto the cooling rack, making sure to leave room between each fry. You may need to use two baking sheets.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, then flip each fry and bake another 10-15 mins until the fries are golden brown.
  • DEVOUR!

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.7g | Protein: 0.8g | Fat: 5.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.7g | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 3.1g | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 2mg

For This Recipe, I recommend:

Cooling Rack
Baking Sheet
Sea Salt
Avocado Oil
Keto French Fries collage photo

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