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17 Crunchy, Salty Low-Carb 'French Fries' We Can't Get Enough Of

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French fries are one of those foods that make going low-carb impossible. Everyone loves a good crunchy, salty, comforting french fry! It's the high carbs, discomfort and guilt that make me steer away from regular potato french fries, however. Even when they seem like a good idea at the time, the next day tends to make you feel differently.

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Best Keto, Low-Carb "French Fries"

These healthy, keto, low-carb French fry alternative recipes make life a little easier as you can enjoy a mock fry that's still just as tasty and comforting. While all of these faux fries aren't completely low-carb per se, they are lower in carbs than typical potato french fries. Plus, all the recipes are gluten-free and some may even fool your kids into trying a veggie they've never tried before—or think they don't like—such as turnips, rutabaga, green beans or eggplant.

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Best Types of Vegetables for Low-Carb "French Fries"

Try zucchini fries, green bean fries, polenta fries, eggplant fries, portobello fries and more, in this roundup of easy fries that aren't potato-based.

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Best Keto, Low-Carb "French Fries"

<p>Andrew Purcell</p><p>These polenta fries are so easy! Just cut in half crosswise, arrange on a baking sheet, toss with oil, salt, pepper and bake for 25 minutes until crisp.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/29489/dash/maple-salmon-with-polenta-fries-and-green-salad/" data-ylk="slk:Polenta Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Polenta Fries</a></strong></p>
<p>Beth Moncel</p><p>This recipe for baked zucchini fries is the perfect, kid-friendly way to use that bumper crop of zucchini this summer.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/316112/bethmoncel/baked-zucchini-fries/" data-ylk="slk:Baked Zucchini Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Baked Zucchini Fries</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/1171288/parade/low-carb-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:75 Best Low-Carb Recipes and Dishes for Dinner;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">75 Best Low-Carb Recipes and Dishes for Dinner</a></strong></p>
<p>Sugar Free Mom</p><p>Garlicky, cheesy oven-fried green beans will have everyone happily eating their veggies!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/oven-fried-garlic-parmesan-green-beans/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Green Bean Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Green Bean Fries</a></strong></p>
<p>Low Carb So Simple</p><p>Who needs fries made with potatoes when you can have delicious, low-carb turnip fries with only three ingredients?</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://www.lowcarbsosimple.com/turnip-fries/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Turnip Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Turnip Fries</a></strong></p>
<p>Sugar Free Mom</p><p>A tasty and healthy way to enjoy veggies when you might be having that french fry craving!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/roasted-carrots-parsnip-fries/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Fries</a></strong></p>
<p>Ricki Heller</p><p>These herbed "fries" are a fabulous grain-free, sugar-free and nut-free side dish with a yummy dipping sauce!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://www.rickiheller.com/2014/06/herbed-chickpea-oven-fries-with-avocado-garlic-aioli/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chickpea Fries with Avocado Garlic Aioli;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Chickpea Fries with Avocado Garlic Aioli</a></strong></p>
<p>Keto Diet App</p><p>If you thought following a low-carb diet meant no more chili cheese fries, think again!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://ketodietapp.com/Blog/post/2013/03/20/Low-Carb-Chili-Cheese-Fries" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Low-Carb Chili Cheese Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Low-Carb Chili Cheese Fries</a></strong></p>
<p>Sugar Free Mom</p><p>Crispy, low-carb, grain-free zucchini fries oven fried to golden perfection!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/crispy-oven-fried-low-carb-zucchini-fries/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Crispy Oven Fried Low-Carb Zucchini Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Crispy Oven Fried Low-Carb Zucchini Fries</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/905159/mayakrampf/14-keto-and-low-carb-ice-cream-recipes-to-sweeten-up-your-night/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Best Keto and Low-Carb Ice Cream Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Best Keto and Low-Carb Ice Cream Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>Holistically Engineered</p><p>You don't need to be a fan of turnips to enjoy this easy, low-carb fry recipe!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://holisticallyengineered.com/2012/08/whole30-day-22-and-turnip-fries.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Turnip Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Turnip Fries</a></strong></p>
<p>Ricki Heller</p><p>This easy, low-carb fry recipe is just the thing when you're having a craving but want to stay healthy!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://www.rickiheller.com/2009/04/flash-in-the-pan-almond-crusted-root-vegetable-fries/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Almond Crusted Root Vegetable Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Almond Crusted Root Vegetable Fries</a></strong></p>
<p>Low Carb Yum</p><p>These oven-fried green beans are an easy and delicious addition to any low-carb meal!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://lowcarbyum.com/oven-fried-green-beans/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Oven Fried Green Beans;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Oven Fried Green Beans</a></strong></p>
<p>Maria Mind Body Health</p><p>These healthified baked steak fries use portobellos instead of potatoes to keep them low-carb!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://mariamindbodyhealth.com/portobello-fries/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Portobello Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Portobello Fries</a></strong></p>
<p>I Breathe I'm Hungry</p><p>These fantastic low-carb, gluten-free eggplant fries are perfectly dipped in homemade marinara sauce!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2012/09/low-carb-gluten-free-eggplant-fries-2.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Eggplant Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Eggplant Fries</a></strong></p>
<p>Keto Diet App</p><p>Traditional French fries get a healthy, low-carb makeover with these flavorful taco turnip fries!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://ketodietapp.com/Blog/post/2014/12/09/Guest-Post-Taco-Turnip-Fries" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Taco Turnip Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Taco Turnip Fries</a></strong></p>
<p>Maria Mind Body Health</p><p>If you're looking for new ways to use eggplant, try these tasty, low-carb eggplant fries!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://mariamindbodyhealth.com/eggplant-fries/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Eggplant Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Eggplant Fries</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/1171288/parade/low-carb-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Best Low-Carb Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Best Low-Carb Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>Low Carb So Simple</p><p>These yummy low-carb zucchini fries are crispy on the outside and nice and tender on the inside!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://www.lowcarbsosimple.com/recipe-from-my-new-cookbook-and-letter-from-a-reader/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zucchini Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Zucchini Fries</a></strong></p>
<p>Keto Diet App</p><p>This unique veggie is used to make delicious, crispy low-carb fries!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://ketodietapp.com/Blog/post/2013/05/08/Low-carb-French-Fries" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Low-Carb Rutabaga Fries;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Low-Carb Rutabaga Fries</a></strong></p>

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