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Peri Peri Oven Baked Carrot fries {Paleo, Vegan, Whole 30 friendly}


  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Super quick, easy, healthy Peri Peri Oven Baked Carrot fries {Paleo, Vegan, Whole 30 friendly}


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 lb large carrots – sliced
  • Additional salt/pepper/ seasoning for after baking
  • cilantro for garnishing
  • For the Peri Peri Sauce (1 cup):
  • 5 red chili peppers or Bird’s Eye
  • 23 jalapeños or milder peppers of choice
  • 34 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 c red onion – chopped
  • 1/2 c cilantro
  • 1/4 c fresh oregano or basil (I use a combo of both)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/41/3 cup olive or avocado oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/21 tbsp chili flakes
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Slice carrots ½ in thick, 4 in long. Removing the tops. Slice thinner if you want crispier fries at the ends.
  3. carrots in large ziplock bag or container.
  4. Next chop of top to peppers, cut your onion, and peel your garlic. Remove stems from cilantro and herbs,
  5. Place in food processor and blender. Add the remaining ingredients (spices, lemon, etc) but leaving out the red wine vinegar.
  6. Blend on high until creamy. You might have to keep it on high or low for a good 3 minutes.
  7. Next add your vinegars and blend again. Taste to see if it needs more salt/seasoning.
  8. Place 1/2 cup of the sauce. in the bag with the carrots. Let it marinade for 10 -15 minutes. Keep the other 1/2 cup for dipping.
  9. Once carrots are marinated, place on greased baking sheets, spreading the carrots out evenly.
  10. Bake on sheet pan at 450F for 20 minutes. Flip carrot fries over with a spatula and bake another 15-25 minutes or until crispy edges. If you want extra crispy, broil last minute. note flipping and baking extra is not really necessary but does help them cook evenly and make them crispier.
  11. Remove from oven. Let them cool slightly or serve hot with the extra peri peri sauce or a even a mayo/aioli of choice. Garnish carrot fries with extra cilantro and red pepper flakes if desired.

Notes

If you want the peri peri sauce extra spicy, use all birds eye peppers. If you want it milder, use red pepper or green peppers mixed in with the birds eye peppers.

note flipping and baking extra is not really necessary but does help them cook evenly and make them crispier.

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