Herby Root Veg Fries (or chips/crisps!)

I’ve determined to use every mainstay English term I know for these bold, crunchy little gems of goodness– simply because at the end of the day, however you choose to shape your root veg pieces before you fry ’em up makes little difference. Cut them thin, season them with this delightful herby-garlicky blend, and enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large root veg of choice (I used jewel sweet potato here), rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Special equipment: air fryer (if you do not have an air fryer, you can use an oven, parchment paper, and a baking sheet)

Prep time: 30-40 minutes
Yields: 2 servings

Preparation:

  1. Slice root veg into one of the following:
    • Long thin rectangular slices, about 1 cm thick, for “fry/chip” shape
    • 2 mm thin round slices for “chip/crisp” shape
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the root veg with the remaining ingredients and toss until well-coated in seasoning.
  3. If using an air-fryer, line the basket with parchment paper, and fry the fries or chips in two batches, each for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees F until the outsides are crispy and the insides are soft. (***If using an oven, preheat oven to 400F and place the fries or chips on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the outsides are crispy and the insides are soft.)
  4. Remove from air fryer or oven, pair with a favorite dip of your choosing, and enjoy!

Yasmine’s notes:

If you’re stretched for time and you just need a simple snack for yourself, the good news is that many root vegetables– sweet potatoes especially– made into fries, chips, and crisps are fairly common nowadays. You can often find short-cuts out there when you need them— both pre-cut and frozen, as well as already cooked. My one recommendation in this case? Keep your spice and herb racks well-stocked so you can add that much more nutritious flavor to it when you can: as simple as sprinkling it on.