Fish ‘n’ Chips

Back in June I experimented in the kitchen with a large rutabaga that I purchased at the Downtown Orlando Farmers’ Market.

I used the veggie to create rutabaga fries. I wasn’t sure if they would be a complete bomb or a total success, but I was determined to do something with the veggie since I had never tried it before.

Luckily the rutabaga fries were fantastic!

I made them again this evening to enjoy alongside broiled trout, seasoned with lemon, basil and thyme.


 A healthy take on fish ‘n’ chips!


Rutabaga Fries

Of course I included ketchup on the side for dippin’.



Have you ever made “fries” using a vegetable other than potatoes?

I’ve made fries using a whole bunch of different veggies, but I think rutabaga fries and turnip fries are my favorites.


34 Responses

  1. Huge fan of the carrot fries with ground flaxseed! And I would need WAY more ketchup than that 😉

  2. I guess I need to try it. I may like more veggies that way!

  3. Your rutabaga fries baked up perfectly!

  4. Yum I looooove trout! And carrot fries are so good!

  5. Sweet potatoes are my “fry” of choice – don’t know if I could pull away from those babies!

  6. I made turnip fries before following your instructions and they were AMAZING! 🙂

  7. Only sweet potatoes. Although I do love roasting just about any kind of vegetable! Have a great night! 🙂

  8. What is a rutabaga?! SOunds fun 🙂

    The furthest I’ve ventured so far is sweet potatoes…. guess I need to get to experimenting!

  9. I actually had fish n’ chips on the brain today. I have no idea why because I haven’t eaten this meal since I was in England more than 6 years ago, but it’s so ironic that you made it!

  10. I love trout! I have only made sweet potato fries. I don’t think I have ever even eaten a rutabaga!

  11. I’ve made zucchini & squash fried before and they were mighty tasty!!

  12. Butternut Squash fries are yummy. Less calories than sweet potato fries.

  13. zucchini fries are definitely something you should try! Love them!

  14. the rutabaga fries look just like regular fries!! i have made parsnip fries and sweet potato fries. i want to make squash fries!

  15. Those fries look good!! My favorite fries of all are kabocha fries with butternut squash a very close second.

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  17. Awesome idea! I’ve never had rutabegas. Will have to try.

    I have made “fries” out of just about everything, but my favorite is butternut squash fries 🙂 I just love roasted veggies.

  18. So funny, my husband and I were just discussing what you can make with rutabaga. These look delicious – I may have to try them! 🙂

  19. Parsnip and Yucca Fries are delicious … with a litttle bit of cayenne..

  20. I got Butternut Squash fries off of Fitnessista’s blog and absolutely love them!! They taste delicious and pair well with ketchup. I’m going to have to try the rutabaga ones soon, though. An added bonus- they look just like french fries!! Slathered in ketchup, maybe they could even pass for the real thing! lol

  21. These sound amazing! I usually stick with sweet potato fries but I should try and branch out 😉

    Okra fries are great too 😀

  22. sweet potato rounds/fries are like candy to me! especially when baked with salt & cinnamon, they get a little caramelized…. i seriously have to cut myself off!

  23. I’ve tried jicama, zucchini, and eggplant fries….but none is as good as sweet potato fries! Never tried rutubaga, though!

  24. I’ve never made fries out of anything but sweet potato fries but I’m now anxious to definitely get my hands on some rutabagas and try it out! Great idea 🙂

  25. lol. I never use potatoes to make fries anymore…it’s butternut squash, rutabaga, parsnip, turnip, carrot and my fave….eggplant fries! YUM! ANy root veggie has frie written all over it!

  26. mmmmm all that food looks amazing!!!!

  27. I never have, but it sounds like an awesome idea!

  28. Hi, just started reading your blog…love it! I’m ADDICTED to kabocha squash “fries.” Good savory with a sprinkling of sea salt or sweet with a sprinkling of brown sugar. (plus you can eat the skin for extra vitamins!)

  29. they look so good! i have never tried that veg tho! or even heard of it! lol! xx

  30. Butternut squash are my fave!

  31. Angela (OSG) has a killer Parsnip Peanut Butter recipe that I adore!

  32. I haven’t tried making an fries other than sweet potatoes. Obviously, those are mighty good so I should try it with other veggies!

  33. […] A healthy revamping of the classic combo fish and chips – Peanut Butter Fingers […]

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