Baked Carrot "Fries"

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Author Notes: I has so many carrots leftover from the carrot ravioli I cooked two nights ago, and the carrot falafel that did not turn out well, so I decided to make "fries" using carrots instead of potatoes. Instead of coating them with panko, or just not coating at all, I decided to coat them with coconut. Yummm...coconut and carrot blend so well together I just could not resist giving it a shot. The "fries" were super quick and simple to make. And when served with a sweet chili or cilantro-lime sauce make a wonderful healthy snack. Table9

Serves 4

  • 12 Carrots, Peeled and Sliced into Evenly Cut "Fries"
  • 3/4 tablespoons Exra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Dash of Ground Red Pepper
  • 1/3 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 3/4 cups Unsweetend Coconut, Process into Small Pieces (should be comparable in size to Panko)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large ziploc bag add carrot "fries", olive oil, red pepper, cumin and coconut-crumbs. Combine until carrot "fries" are well coated. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and pour the carrot "fries" onto the sheet. Make sure there is no overlapping.
  3. Place in the oven and cook until carrots are tender, approximately 15-20 minutes. I had no problem with the coconut burning, which was my initial concern, but just make sure to watch them toward the 15 minute mark.
  4. Serve with sweet-chili sauce or with drizzle of a lime + freshly chopped cilantro.
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over 1 year ago Nick Kenny

Very good recipe. I didn't have coconut on hand, so I just left it out. I would make this again and make sure to have coconut on hand to try! I paired this with the IPA-battered fish recipe also on this site.

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almost 3 years ago debbies

Easy, tasty, exotic take on an old standard, what is not to like? Love this.

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almost 3 years ago Table9

Thanks so much debbies! I am so addicted to them and kids would love them too!

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over 3 years ago Skinnyfatkid

These look awesome! Definitely adding to my menu for next week. I have leftover coconut and carrots so this is perfect!

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over 3 years ago Table9

That's great!Let me know how they turned out.

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over 3 years ago Skinnyfatkid

They were delish! I added a bit of paprika too just because it was staring at me from the spice cabinet. The fallen bits of coconut that hit the pan and crisped up were awesome too!

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over 3 years ago VanessaS

How creative! I love the idea of serving them with sweet chili sauce, yum.

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over 3 years ago Table9

Yummm...the sweet chili sauce with it is just divine! Hope you can try this super simple dish soon.

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over 3 years ago Bevi

This looks delicious.

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over 3 years ago Table9

Thanks Bevi!

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over 3 years ago healthierkitchen

Wish my family liked coconut - I might have to make these just for me!

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over 3 years ago Table9

I do not normally like coconut, but the coconut in this recipe is not overwhelming just an accent. I would try it without telling them it was coconut, because if you process the coconut enough it just looks like panko.

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over 3 years ago nannydeb

Great combo. I've saved this one to try for sure!

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over 3 years ago Table9

Let me know if you get a chance to try them!

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

I bet these are delicious!!

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over 3 years ago Table9

Delicious and Nutritious!

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Love this idea! The medium shred unsweetened coconut should be pretty perfect as is for this application.

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over 3 years ago Table9

You are so kind hardlikearmour! Thank you.