If I have learned anything from this Pregnancy Foodie Project, it’s that I can eat weird vegetables and survive! Remember the turnip? I did a mashed-potato-wannabe dish with those and lived to tell about it. Remember the kumquats? That’s one crazy fruit, but I’m still here. And if you had asked me a week ago to pick a rutabaga out of a line up I wouldn’t have been able to, but now I know what they are and I ate a whole 2 pounder, by myself! In fact, it took 3 of the grocers at the store to make for sure which root vegetable actually was the rutabaga. They’re learning along with me!
I did a facebook poll and asked y’all what the heck I should do with this crazy thing, and my favorite idea was from Layna Edd. She suggested Rutabaga French Fries, so that’s what I did. Thanks, Layna!
Place in a bowl.. Drizzle in enough olive oil to just barely coat all of the strips. Season liberally. I used quite a lot of the smoked paprika and a little bit of all the other seasonings.
Spread the fries out on prepared baking sheet and place in the oven. You will either need to do this on two pans or in two batches so that the pan is not over crowded.
The end result is different than French fries or potatoes, but the seasoning on them is great! They definitely have a “healthy” taste to them, but I liked it. And for a healthy low-carb, and much lower fat option than regular fries, these babies are worth a try!