I tested this recipe on two very manly men who really enjoy their piece of meat and are not a big veggie lovers. And I swear- the entire tray disappeared in a minute! These are also a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables. Cut them to look like fries, and they are just as easy to make. Roasting brings out all their natural sweetness and amazing taste. Substitute any root vegetable- parsnip, turnip, beetroot…. Make a spicy dip to make a fancy dinner. You can also add a garlic bulb or two while these little healthy gems are in the making and enjoy the most awesome sweet creamy garlic taste. We will talk more about this next time- there is too much to do with baked garlic! Yum.
So- let’s do this!
1 large sweet potatoes
1 large celeriac (celery root)
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F). Peel and then cut the vegetables into 1cm (1⁄2”)-wide spears. Toss in a roasting pan with olive oil, herbs salt and pepper to coat.
Roast for approximately 30 minutes, turning regularly until all sides have turned a golden brown and the fries are cooked straight through.
Serve as a side or a healthy snack with a healthy spicy dip.