Crunchy, crispy carrot fries made right in the air fryer? Yes, please!
These air fryer carrot fries are incredibly easy to make and are a healthy, delicious side dish or snack for the whole family.
You just might fall in love like I did with these carrot fries.
Cook to perfection with a crispy exterior and tender inside, these veggie fries are so good.
Best of all, they make a healthy alternative to traditional fries.
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Why You Will Love These Crispy Carrot Fries
When I was a little girl I never wanted to eat carrots, I remember I always putting them aside, then my mom found a way to make me eat them by making delicious carrot fries.
She, of course, baked them.
Today I make them in the air fryer, and I can say that this recipe is still my favorite way to cook carrots.
And thanks to the air fryer now I can make this healthy snack in less than 20 minutes.
And I’m sure you will love this simple recipe, and I’ll tell you why, too:
Healthy recipe: Carrots are full of vitamins, particularly A, K, and vitamin C, and are a great source of beta carotene.
Low Calories: These carrot fries are a fantastic way to satisfy your snack cravings without breaking the calories.
Easy to Make: These air fryer carrots are so simple to make and take just 15 minutes to cook.
Picky eater friendly: Your kids will love these carrot fries too. It is the easiest way to get them to eat vegetables.
They look like fries but they are full of healthy properties.
Delicious: Last but not least, these carrot fries are so good!
To make this, you’ll need just a handful of simple ingredients:
Fresh Carrots: Choose fresh, firm carrots that are easy to handle and cut into fry-like shapes.
You can also use pre-cut carrots that you find in the grocery store’s fridge section.
Olive oil: The oil will help achieve that perfect crispness.
Use an olive oil spray, as this helps to coat all the carrots well with oil whilst using very little of it.
Garlic powder: For a touch of aromatic.
Salt and black pepper: Seasonings are crucial to elevating the flavors of your carrot fries.
Easy Air Fryer Carrot Fries – Step by Step Recipe
Wash and peel the carrots.
Then, with a sharp knife, slice them into fry-shaped sticks about 1/4 inch thick.
You want them thin enough to get crispy but not so thin that they fall through the fryer basket.
Preheat the air fryer to 380°F.
While your air fryer is heating up, in a mixing bowl, toss the carrots with olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper.
Make sure each fry is evenly coated.
Place your seasoned carrot sticks into the preheated air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd them. Cook in batches if necessary.
Cook for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until the outsides are nicely browned and crisp.
Serve hot and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce!
Can I Make Carrots Fries In The Oven?
Sure thing! If you don’t have an air fryer, the oven works great too. Toss the carrots with oil, salt, pepper, and the spices you prefer.
Spread them in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cook at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway, until browned and crispy.
Best Tips For Crispier Fries
- Cut your carrot fries into uniform sizes to ensure even cooking.
- Don’t overcrowd, leave some space between the carrot fries in the air fryer for the best results.
- To enjoy the crispness, serve them immediately.
Here are a few ideas to try:
Parmesan air fryer carrot fries: Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese and a mix of dried herbs over your carrot fries before cooking for a cheesy and aromatic twist.
Spicy Sriracha Carrot Fries: Drizzle the carrot fries with a little bit of Sriracha sauce and a pinch of cayenne pepper before cooking for a spicy touch.
Honey Cinnamon Carrot Fries: Toss your carrot fries with brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a sweet and savory flavor.
Lemon Pepper Fries: Add lemon zest and pepper to the oil before tossing.
Air fryer carrots and potatoes: The combination of these two vegetables creates a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.
What To Serve With Air Fryer Carrot Fries
Carrot fries are an incredibly versatile easy side dish and pair well with a variety of dishes.
I love to serve these carrot fries alongside a juicy burger or veggie burger, sandwiches, pizza or air fryer burrito.
These carrots are perfect to serve as a snack, pairing them with a choice of dipping sauces, such as garlic aioli, ranch dressing, spicy mayo, or even yogurt sauce.
Allow your leftover air fryer carrot fries to cool completely before transferring them to an airtight container.
Place in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
When you’re ready to enjoy them again, reheat the carrot fries in the air fryer at 350°F for about 5 minutes until they regain their crispy texture.
How thick should I cut carrots for fries?
Around 1/4 inch (6 mm) to ensure that your carrot fries cook evenly and achieve that perfect crispness.
Why are my air fryer carrot fries soggy?
One possible reason for soggy carrot fries is overcrowding the air fryer basket.
Can I use other types of oil instead of olive oil?
Absolutely! You can use other oils like avocado oil, coconut oil, or vegetable oil.
Can I use baby carrots for carrot fries?
Yes, you can, but they might not yield the same level of crispness.
Can I freeze carrot fries?
Carrot fries are best enjoyed fresh, but if you have leftovers, you can freeze them in an airtight container for up to 2-3 months.
Reheat them in the oven or air fryer to restore their crispness.
Can I make carrot fries without peeling the carrots?
Yes, you can leave the skin on if you prefer. Just make sure to scrub the carrots well to remove any dirt or impurities before cutting them into fries.
Crispy Air Fryer Carrot Fries
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These crispy, flavorful, and nutritious air fryer carrot fries are the ultimate way to enjoy the goodness of carrots in a whole new way.
- 3 large Carrots
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Preheat air fryer to 390°F.
- Peel and cut carrots into thin strips about 1/4 inch thick.
- Toss carrot strips well with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.
- Cook in the air fryer for 15 minutes at 390°F, shaking halfway through.
- Serve as a side or snack with your favorite sauce.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 332mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.
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