Oven-Baked Rutabaga "Fries"

Wedge Fries
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Total Time 20 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 15 min
Yield varies

I confess I'd never tried rutabagas before last year when we got some in our weekly "farm box." They are really good! They are a root vegetable with a bit of a "bite" - just a bit spicy. And they have less than a third of the carbs and less than half the calories of potatoes, plus a bigger hit of vitamins and minerals. This technique can be used with any root vegetable. See: Carb Counts in Root Vegetables


  • Rutabagas
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt, garlic powder, and paprika


Preheat oven to 425 F.

  1. Peel rutabagas with a paring knife and slice in 1/4" rounds. If you like, you can do them in strips - they will cook a little faster, but you have to watch them carefully or they'll burn.
  2. Smear with oil and a little salt and put them on a nonstick baking sheet.
  3. Cook about 12 minutes, turning twice. Take out when golden brown and tender. Immediately sprinkle with garlic powder and paprika. I like to add kosher salt at the end as well.

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