Who doesn’t like fries? Come on, raise your hand. Don’t be shy.
Yeah. No one.
EVERYONE loves fries. The only difference is who has the self control to keep to 5 fries a serving and who doesn’t. I mean, empty carbs and grease.. who needs them, right? ugh… except I wish I could convince myself that way every single time.
But no worries! If you make then with healthier ingredients and significantly less oil, it’s still alright to indulge in fries every now and again. 😉 And this recipe came into my inbox right on time!
In terms of oil, I went for organic coconut oil. It is now lauded for all it’s health benefits but really, I wanted the fragrance more than anything. I mean, coconut with cumin, coriander and liquorishy parsnips? You clearly know what you’re doing, Adrianna. (Psst… the red is from the base of my see-through Pyrex bowl, not any particular ingredient. Trust me, I got a fright as well.)
Wanna know how to get relatively even strips of parsnips for this? Adrianna’s got you covered!
Make good choices today! But if you want some fries every now and again, go for it. 😉
“There is a fountain filled with blood,
drawn from Immanuel’s veins,
And sinners plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains.” — William Cowper, 1800.
- 1 large Parsnip, peeled & cut into fries strips
- 2 Pink waxy Potatoes, cut into fries strips
- 3 tbsp Coconut oil
- 2 tsp Ground Cumin
- 2 tsp Ground Coriander
- 2 cloves Garlic, not peeled
- ½ cup Greek Yogurt
- Juice and zest from ½ lemon
- Paprika Powder
- Preheat oven to 400F or 200C.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, cumin, coriander, a few pinches of salt and pepper. Toss in sliced parsnips & potatoes.
- Spread out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Place garlic cloves on the corner of the baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes, tossing them at the 10 minutes to ensure even cooking.
- Meanwhile in a medium bowl, mix together the yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice and a few pinches of salt.
- When the fries are done, remove the garlic clove and slice off the tip, squeezing out the flesh. Mash with the back of a knife to form a paste.
- Add to the yogurt mixture and mix until smooth. Transfer into a dipping bowl.
- Serve fries hot with yogurt sauce on the side & a sprinkling of paprika powder.
Recipe adapted from: A Cozy Kitchen