14 Fry Recipes That Don't Require Potatoes
No potatoes? No problem! These fries are made from a variety of vegetables that get just as crispy and delicious as the beloved spud. Whip up a batch of green bean fries, bake some zucchini fries, or maybe bread some avocados for the fry treatment. Even the biggest veggie haters will love these!
Baked Zucchini Fries
"Great way to get in the veggies!" says veggiegm. "Cut the zukes into 3-inch sections, and then cut each tube into 6 spears."
Once it's chilled, creamy polenta firms up to create the perfect texture for fries. Simply cut and fry them to achieve a crispy exterior and soft interior.
Butternut Squash Cajun Fries
These baked fries deliver spicy, salty, and slightly sweet flavors all at once. "This method of preparing butternut squash has quickly become the most requested among my crew, and I'm pleased to give them good food that's good for them," says reviewer Nicolette.
Green Bean Fries
Get in a serving of vegetables with these light and crunchy green bean fries. Set up a mini assembly line to make them in three easy steps. Don't have fresh green beans? Use the bag of frozen green beans you have in the freezer, just be sure to thaw them first.
Baked Cauliflower Fries
Green Banana Fries
Now you finally know what to make with those adorable little green bananas you've seen in the grocery store! Just make sure the bananas are green if you want them to taste like a traditional french fry. If you wait until they're yellow and ripe, they will yield sweeter fries.
Cajun Rainbow Carrot Fries
Recipe creator giannabowen says, "The secret ingredient to crispy carrot (or sweet potato fries) is a little bit of organic cornstarch! Too much and they will be pasty, too little and they won't get as crispy."
Avocado Fries with Sriracha Garlic Dip
Not surprisingly, these fries are nice and crunchy on the outside, and creamy and delicious on the inside! Take them to the next level and make the Sriracha dip while the avocado fries are baking.
Crispy Turnip 'Fries'
Who knew turnips were so tasty!? "I added a shake or two of panko to the bag with the seasonings and cheese. I cut mine into steak fry shape, and they needed probably twice as long in the oven, but they came out with a nice crunch from the panko," says reviewer wisweetp.
Coconut-Crusted Taro Fries
These tender taro fries get a boost of tropical flavor thanks to coconut in three forms: milk, oil, and flakes.
Air Fryer Okra "Fries"
If the slimy texture of okra has put you off the green veggie forever, this recipe might just change your mind. A quick trip to the air fryer results in extra crunchy okra that are snack-worthy.
Crispy Yuca Fries
Also known as cassava, the yuca root is a great healthier potato alternative because of its lower glycemic index and ability to cook up equally crunchy.
Rutabaga Oven Fries
"These are so good!" says Alison Skaff Straub.
"Taste like a cross between a potato, sweet potato, and a carrot."