Carrot ‘fries’

Sweet potato fries are becoming ubiquitous as a healthier and tastier alternative to standard potato fries, but I have never figured out the trick of making them at home.  It probably has something to do with my refusal to deep fat fry them.  However, I found that using baby carrots makes a quick and easy vegetable side dish that is popular with both my husband and toddler.

Carrot 'fries'

Kid friendly vegetable side dish
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan, Vegitarian
Servings 4


  • 2 cups baby carrots or pealed carrot strips
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Place carrots on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil
  • Sprinkle with salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Toss to coat
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until brown.  Shake the pan every 10 minutes.