Root vegetable fries

During my mid-week French class, my teacher directed us to a website with questions that were funny conversation starters and asked us to choose some questions to ask each other. I saw a question about what is the craziest story you have about a colleague. I had to pick this one as I used to work with a lady who would have for lunch almost every day (during the 18 months she worked at the company) several carrots that she would grate, mixed with some oil and salt and pepper. Needless to say, I think these root vegetable fries are a much more interesting way to serve carrot. I was really fancying a burger and I always struggle with coming up with an interesting side salad to a burger. These ‘fries’ solved the problem in getting my 5 a day and aren’t actually fried so are healthy too. The recipe was in ‘Vegan for Good’.

Serves 2


  • 750g root vegetables (anything you like, I used carrot, swede and parsnip)
  • 1 tbsp garlic infused oil
  • salt


1.) Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C and prepare a baking tray.

2.) Peel all the vegetables. and cut into fry shapes.

3.) Boil all the veg for 5 minutes then drain well. Leave in the colander for a couple of minutes to drain off as much water as possible.

4.) Spread the fries out on the baking tray and drizzle with the garlic oil.

5.) Sprinkle with a bit of salt.

6.) Bake for 30 – 35 minutes until crisp.

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