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.
Now, place the fries on a lined baking sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve immediately with ketchup, bbq sauce, or your favorite keto condiments.
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
- 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.
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How many ounces or grams per serving?
Not sure, we don’t weigh them 🙂
Fyi, the recipe says “2 hours 17 minutes..” but really it’s only 17!
Ahhh thanks for letting me know!! Will fix it now!
The recipe says to cut into 1/8″ slices. However, the body under “The Instructions” says to cut into 1/4″ slices. Which is it? Don’t want to burn them.
Go with 1/8 for the ultimate crispiness!
If anyone is reading from the UK it turns out this exotic sounding plant is just another name for the humble Swede!
Hi.. I’m from South Africa.. What veggie can I use for these fries?
I never thought to use rutabaga and am so happy I found your recipie ! They were absolutely delicious and satisfying! I cooked them a little longer to crisp. Thank you!
Celeriac is also lovely done this way, even lower in carb
Would have to try that!
Dude. FanTAStic recipe… but I’m about to rock your little meto world right now with two words.
This is going to take your rutabaga fries to the next level.
Take 12-14 sprigs of fresh Rosemary
8-10 sprigs of fresh sage
3-4 cloves of fresh smashed garlic
1 1/4 cups of kosher sea salt
Throw in a blender or a food processor for like a minute and viola, you’ve got the best green salt you will want to try on everything because it makes everything BETTER!!
I learned how to make this from #thatdudecancook on TikTok. Just go to TikTok and start to type in Rosemarysalt, click on the first hashtag that comes up and he pops right up. I wouldn’t have come in here to your comments for that, but I had such reserves about rutabaga fries, but this was bomb and when I saw your seasonings, I said,
“Nah man, I know what I’m putting on these. ROSEMARY SALT!”
And it was so good I nearly cried. Now my favorite food.
Try it, you will be a convert.
(P.s. I like to put just a little bit of black or cayenne pepper in my rosemary salt mixture, don’t tell #thatdudecancook, I think he might be scandalized)
I guess if you like everything to taste like a literal pine tree, anyway.
So just for clarification is one serving equal to 2 large rutabagas or one serving? At the end it says 1 serving and in the blue box says 4 servings. Thank you in advance.
Hi Ruth! One serving is the entire recipe divided by 4!
I always love your recipes and was super excited to try this one. But for some reason mine turned out really soggy and I had to cook them for 30 minutes because they were nowhere near cooked at 17… Any ideas on what I could’ve done wrong?
Hi Ebry! Did you slice them thinly?
I really like rutabaga and never knew that it was low carb or never thought about using it in place of potatoes for French fries. I am so glad that I found this recipe and I am going to make it real soon.
Can you fry these as an alternative to roasting?
Yes, and you can also air fry them!
Can you deep fry these? Was going to deep fry some chicken wings for dinner would be awesome to toss these in the fryer after
Yes you can!
Can you airfry these?
Yes! Air fryer instructions in the post.