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  • Recipe Room  »  Multicoloured Oven Baked Carrot Fries



    • 2 long orange carrots
    • 2 long purple carrots
    • 2 long yellow carrots
    • 1 large parsnip
    • 1 tbsp cornflour
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Tarragon Mayo

    • 1 free range egg
    • 1 cup grapeseed oil
    • 1 tsp finely chopped tarragon
    • 1 garlic clove, chopped
    • Salt and pepper

    Multicoloured Oven Baked Carrot Fries

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    Oven baked carrot fries are a low fat, healthy alternative to traditional potato chips. Use a few differently coloured carrots for a fun little snack.


    Heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

    Wash and peel carrots and parsnip, and then cut into fries just under 1cm thick.

    In a large bowl, dust with some cornflour, salt and pepper.

    Then quickly toss with good quality olive oil to coat. Then spread evenly in a single layer on a non-stick baking tray.

    Bake for 40-45 mins.

    In a tall and relatively narrow container (like the ones you get when you buy a handheld blender set) add the egg, oil, garlic, tarragon, salt and pepper.

    Plunge a handheld blender to the bottom of the container and ingredients without turning it on. Make sure your container is not touching your kitchen counter or any other surface.

    Holding the container from the bottom in one hand, now turn on your handheld blender, carefully dragging it from the bottom of your oil-filled container to the top.

    You’ll see instant mayo magic when you do this. If it’s a little sloppy, add more oil. It may seem counter-intuitive but this will thicken the consistency of your mayo.

    Serve your multicoloured oven baked carrot fries hot, with a side of homemade tarragon mayonnaise.

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    CERES Fair Food

    Tips and Tricks

    • If you buy fresh carrots with greens still attached, remove the green stems before storing in the fridge to prevent them drawing nutrients from the carrots.

    • The shape of a carrot has little affect on it’s taste or nutritional value. Pick carrots of all shapes and sizes, including the odd shaped ones, to help send a message to our food retailers and support a less-wasteful fresh food system.

    • While many fridges provide storage in the fridge door, this is in fact the warmest part of your fridge, as opening and closing alters the temperature. Eggs last longest in a stable cool environment, so best kept in the middle of your fridge.

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