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10 Delectable French Fry Recipe Alternatives


French Fry Recipe Roundup Feature

French fries, chips, hot chips, finger chips, fries, steak fries, wedges, potato wedges, or frites whichever you call them; National French Fry Day has happened upon us… and we’re trying to fight it any way that we can. We can avoid temptation of this salty fiend by trying some new recipes that can serve as great french fry alternatives. We scoured the web to find recipes to rival this terrible holiday. They all even kind of look like french fries… an even better way to fool our minds.


1. Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Crème Fraîche from bon appetit

By baking sweet potatoes, you cut out the major nemesis, oil. Skipping the bad ingredients and gaining fiber and vitamins A and C? Sounds like a plan.

French Fry Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Creme Fraiche

2. Rutabaga Fries from Peanut Butter Fingers

Rutabaga, the love child of a cabbage and a turnip, is a great source of potassium and vitamin c. You may even been pull a fast one on the kids with these!

French Fry Recipe: Rutaabega Fries

3. Crunchy Green Beans with Curry and Toasted Coconut from bon appetit

A little snap and crunch keeps these treats fresh. You’ll feel fresh after treating yourself to these green beans!

Crunchy Green Beans with Curry and Toasted Coconut

4. Parsnip Fries from Popsugar Fitness

Parsnips are high in folic acid, vitamin K, and fiber. This cross between a carrot and potato comes complete with a curry dipping sauce in this recipe. [Photo via ilovemesomegreens on Flickr]

French Fry Recipe: Parsnip Fries

5. Herb and Whole Wheat Panko-Crusted Zucchini Spears from bon appetit

A brother to the crispy green bean, these green treats are a great french fry alternative.

French Fry Recipe: Herb and Whole Wheat Panko-Crusted Zucchini Spears

6. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas from PopSugar Fitness

These little guys pack a punch. A great a tasty way to skip the fries!

French Fry Recipe: roasted chick peas


7. Crispy Sunchokes with Chile, Mint, and Lemon Zest from bon appetit

One of our favorites here! These are a must-try.

French Fry Recipe: Crispy Sunchokes with Chile, Mint, and Lemon Zest

8. Beer-Battered Fairytale Eggplant with Lemon-Garlic Yogurt Sauce from bon appetit

You had us at yogurt sauce – this Mediterranean-inspired delight is sure to please.

French Fry Recipe: Berr Battered Eggplant Lemon Garlic Yogurt Sauce

9. Soy-Sesame Brussels Sprout Chips from bon appetit

Light and crispy brussels sprouts make for a healthy and delicious alternative to greasy fries.

French Fry Recipe: Soy Sesame Brussels Sprouts

10. Cherry and Plum Bruschetta from bon appetit

Another great finger food to prepare as a alternative, plus some fruit! Even better.

French Fry Recipe: Cherry and Plum Bruschetta

And there you have it, 10 great french fry alternatives to turn to when the temptations get a little too strong. You can do it!

Which alternate french fry recipe are you itching to try?

Feature image: Scott Ableman via photopin cc


  1. The chickpeas and parsnips are calling my name!
    I’ve made butternut squash baked fries before too and they’re a pretty tasty alternative.

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