These keto French fries look and taste like real deal fries minus the carbs! This easy recipe needs just 3 ingredients and can be baked or air fried, and have less than 3 grams of net carbs per serving.
Growing up, French fries were their own food group.
Whenever it was my turn to choose what we ate for dinner, I would always request something with fries.
While traditional French fries are not suitable for a keto diet, you can make your own with vegetables like zucchini, turnips, or rutabaga.
Are rutabaga low in carbs?
Unlike most root vegetables, rutabagas are a low carb vegetable. They are very low in carbs and contain just 3 grams of net carbs per cup serving. Because they look and taste like potatoes, they are perfect to use them to make French fries!
Why this keto fries recipe will be a fast food craving crusher-
- No almond or coconut flour needed. Most similar recipes actually don’t use any vegetables in them and use a formulation of flours and thickeners. Sure, they might look like fries, but that is it.
- Just 3 ingredients. Rutabagas, oil, and seasonings!
- Air fryer or oven instructions. You can either bake them in the oven or cook them in the air fryer.
- 3 grams net carbs per serving. Unlike traditional fries, you won’t get kicked out of ketosis for enjoying these.
What I love about these fries is just how easy and delicious they are. Pair it with keto burgers, serve it with chicken, fried chicken, or chicken nuggets, or pair it with one of these keto dinner ideas.
How to make keto French fries
- Rutabagas- Washed, peeled, and sliced into 1/4 inch thick fries.
- Olive oil- Gives the fries flavor and the crispy exterior.
- Rosemary- A must for any good homemade French fries. Fresh rosemary is best, but dried rosemary can be used in a pinch!
- Salt and pepper- To taste.
Start by chopping your rutabagas into thin 1/4-inch slices and place them in a mixing bowl.
Next, drizzle with olive oil, before adding the rosemary, salt, and pepper, and mixing well.
Can I make these in the air fryer?
For air fryer keto fries, prepare them as instructed. When ready to cook, add them to a single layer in an air fryer basket and air fry for 12 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
What can I use instead of rutabaga?
If you don’t have rutabaga on hand, use turnips. It’s quite similar with a slightly milder flavor.
Tips to make the best recipe
- Shake the pan every 5 minutes for them to cook evenly and be extra crispy.
- For extra crispy and crunchy fries, soak them in cold water for at least 30 minutes before seasoning them.
- Change up the flavor by adding different spices, like taco seasoning or cayenne pepper, for a spicy kick!
Storing, freezing, and reheating instructions
- To store: Leftover fries should be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days.
- To freeze: Place uncooked fries in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. You can cook them from frozen, but increase the bake time to 25-30 minutes.
- Reheating: Either reheat in a preheated oven or a non-stick pan. Avoid microwaving them or else they will be limp and soggy.
More salty keto snacks to try
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are after something salty and snacky, skip making fries altogether and make keto popcorn. It’s virtually carb free.
All kinds of potatoes contain carbs, including Yukon gold, russet, and more.
No, McDonald’s fries are not suitable for a low carb diet and have too many net carbs.
Keto French Fries
- 2 large rutabagas washed and patted dry
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon rosemary fresh or dried
- 1 teaspoon salt to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Slice your rutabagas into thin, 1/8 inch slices. Place them in a mixing bowl. Add your olive oil and mix well. Add the spices and mix until the rutabaga are well coated in it.
- Transfer the seasoned rutabaga fries to the lined sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes, tossing every 5 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy immediately.