Truly CRISPY Carrot Fries are seasoned with garlic and herbs and baked in the oven. They're an easy to make, healthy, and crazy delicious side dish recipe!

A big pile of crispy carrot fries on a white plate with a side of lemon thyme mayonnaise for dipping.

These tasty carrot fries are my newest favorite way to eat 45 servings of vegetables in one sitting. Ok, not quite that many. But digging into half of your recommended daily all while enjoying french fries is pretty freaking awesome.

For the love of carrot fries

  • I've discovered the secret to making crispy carrot fries, and I'll share it with you.
  • Sweet carrots cut like fries and coated with tasty seasonings and baked until crisp. Yum.
  • You're looking at a super versatile side dish. Making burgers? Make carrot fries! Roasting a chicken? Don't forget the carrot fries! Firing up the BBQ? Yep, you'll want to make these, too.
  • A healthy recipe that feels like a treat is so where it's at. Whole30, vegan, gluten-free, and all around awesome.

Baked carrot fries looking nice and crispy on a baking sheet.

How to make carrot fries crispy

The question we're all looking to answer! After a little trial and error, I found the secret for making crispy baked carrot fries. There are three things you need to do.

  1. Coat the fries in starch. I like to use potato starch, but tapioca starch and cornstarch work just as well. This light coating gets nice and crispy when it's baked.
  2. Coat the fries in a generous amount of spices. Serving the same purpose as the starch, the spices help to create a crispy layer on the outside of the fries.
  3. Bake them a little longer than you think you should. You want them to be well browned. If you look at the pictures you'll see they almost look burned in places. Almost but not quite is the sweet spot here.

Are baked carrot fries really crispy?

How'd I know you were wondering that? Have you ever eaten yam fries in a restaurant when they get nice and crispy on the outside but are still soft inside? That's what these carrot fries are like. The starch and spice coating on the outside gets crisp enough that you can pick up a carrot fry without it sadly flopping over.

Looking down on a baking sheet filled with crispy carrot fries.

What to serve with your crispy carrot fries

My favorite is always a juicy burger. 

But carrot fries are a delicious side to so many other recipes.

A hand holding one of the crispy carrot fries and dipping it into lemon mayonnaise.

Remember to subscribe to THE ENDLESS MEAL'S NEWSLETTER for FREE to get healthy and delicious recipes each week + our cookbook!

Favorite Carrot Recipes

Print
A big pile of crispy carrot fries on a white plate with a side of lemon thyme mayonnaise for dipping.

Crispy Garlic Herb Carrot Fries

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Truly CRISPY Carrot Fries are seasoned with garlic and herbs and baked in the oven. They're an easy to make, healthy, and crazy delicious side dish recipe!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. carrots, cut into thin fries
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca, potato, or cornstarch (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon each: garlic powder and onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon each: sea salt, black pepper, and thyme
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil (or another neutral-flavored oil)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and line 2 – 13×18″ baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place the carrot fries in a large bowl and toss with the starch. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and thyme and toss again. Drizzle the oil over the top and toss one more time.
  3. Divide the carrot fries between the two baking sheets, making sure none of the fries are touching each other.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes then remove the trays from the oven and turn each of the fries over. Put them back into the oven for another 10-15 mintues, or until they are brown and crispy.

Notes

To make a simple dipping sauce, combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise, the zest and juice from 1/2 lemon, and a teaspoon of thyme leaves.

For Whole30 and paleo diets, make sure to opt for potato or tapioca starch

PIN to save for later!

A pinterest image of the crispy carrot fries on a plate with the title on the top of the picture.