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Author Notes: If there is a veggie that can be transformed into a baked french fry then my oven is going to see it! Having done the ordinary potato and sweet potato version many times I wanted to stir things up a bit. So when I went to the market this past week and spotted some turnips I was oddly drawn to them. Could I really turn this root veggie into a “french fry?” It was an endeavor I was determined to take on . For some reason, I never thought to include this interesting veggie in our dinner menu which is pretty crazy considering the entire turnip has only 35 calories, give or take, with a hearty amount of fiber. Well, I am excited to report that with a little canola oil and spices this dish was even better than expected! I think I may even be bold enough to serve it as an appetizer at my next party..will keep you posted!” —nic@nibblesbynic
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonaise
- 1 tablespoon hot chili sauce
- 3 turnips peeled & scrubbed; cut into steak fry wedges
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning or rub
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Line a large sprayed cookie sheet with tin foil.
- Place turnips in a large resealable bag with oil and shake around.
- Add in seasoning and shake well.
- Lay wedges on your baking sheet and cool for 30-35 minutes or until tender on the inside and crispy-brown on the outside.
- Turn turnips over half-way through cooking time.
- Now in a small bowl stir together the chili sauce and mayonnaise until thoroughly combined.
- Once turnips are finished fan them around your spicy sauce and serve.