Oh, how American’s love French fries, and I am included. The crispy, greasy, fried potato is the perfect burger companion. For a healthy alternative, I make a homemade, oven-baked version that is just as satisfying as my favorite guilty pleasure food. These “fries” are made with sweet potato and kohlrabi and served with a creamy garlic sauce for dipping.
The sweetness of the potato is a perfect balance for kohlrabi, which has a slight bitter taste. I love how the kohlrabi looks so similar to a French fry. This would be a great way to introduce a new vegetable to picky eaters who have not yet tried kohlrabi. Pair this side with a hamburger or your favorite sandwich for healthy pub grub at home.
1 large sweet potato
1 large kohlrabi bulb
1½ tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons whole grain Dijon mustard
2 cloves minced garlic
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Peel sweet potato and kohlrabi and cut into fry shaped strips.
- Place sweet potato and kohlrabi strips in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with paprika, salt and pepper and toss to evenly coat.
- Arrange “fries” in a single layer on a large baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and flip with a spatula to evenly cook. Continue baking for 15 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, add yogurt, mustard and garlic in a small bowl and stir to combine. Serve “fries” with creamy garlic sauce.