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Daikon Radish Fries

AIP Paleo Daikon Radish Fries

Hello from LA! We are finally at our final destination on our Pacific Coast Highway road trip and I’m seriously loving all the palm trees, sunshine, and the warm weather. I’d rather not got back to NorCal but we’ll be heading back on January 1st. At least that’s the plan for now.

I also plan to do a blog post on this trip with my mom and how we handled being on an AIP diet for almost 2 weeks while on the road, so stay tuned! In the meantime, I’m excited to share this delicious daikon radish fries with you. These are AIP as well, and I made them so my mom and I can enjoy them together.

AIP Paleo Daikon Radish Fries

AIP Paleo Daikon Radish Fries

AIP Paleo Daikon Radish Fries

If you are even a little bit normal, fries are the best, most addicting things ever. I can go to town on them, but I don’t love the crappy oils that they cook them in at restaurants and I can feel the brain fog afterwards. So I try to make them at home often, and these daikon radish fries came together the other day when I had a giant daikon radish leftover after making my slow cooker Korean short ribs.

AIP Paleo Daikon Radish Fries

AIP Paleo Daikon Radish Fries

AIP Paleo Daikon Radish Fries

If they look slightly burnt, that’s all good. That just means they crisped up nicely and will give that delicious crunch. My only complaint was that I didn’t make enough! These were dangerously addicting and were gone in no time. My mom couldn’t stop raving about how good they were.

If you are looking for a tasty and addicting fries recipes that’s healthy and lower in carbs, you need to make these daikon radish fries because they are awesome!

AIP Paleo Daikon Radish Fries

Daikon Radish Fries
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 large daikon radish
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, softened
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Use a shark knife to cut the radish into fries, about ½ inch thick and 3 inches long.
  3. Soak under water for 20-30 minutes to get rid of excess starch. Drain and pat dry with a paper towel.
  4. Place the radish fries in a large bowl with coconut oil, salt and ½ tsp thyme leaves. Toss until the fries are coated in seasoning.
  5. Lay the fries on a baking sheet in a single layer, making sure the pan isn't too crowded.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes, flipping the fries half way through, until the fries are darker in color and crispy.*
  7. Sprinkle with the rest of the thyme leaves and eat with your favorite dipping sauce!
Notes
*Every oven is different, so make sure to watch the fries closely and adjust the time accordingly.

Paleo Gluten Free Whole30 AIP Daikon Radish Fries

Crispy Plantain Curly Fries

Crispy Plantain Curly FriesTwo things I don’t understand in the world (among many): how fax machines work and people who don’t like fries. If it was acceptable and my body felt okay doing it, I would eat a whole basket of fries for a meal. They are the best! Unfortunately, I don’t feel well doing that, especially when I eat fries at a restaurant.

It’s not that fried foods are bad in itself, it’s because restaurants usually use awful oils that are oxidized and so inflammatory to our bodies. This is why I usually make fries at home using potatoes or sweet potatoes and healthy, stable oils. Recently, I tried using plantains for the first time to make curly fries, and I couldn’t believe how I amazing they turned out!

Crispy Plantain Curly Fries

Crispy Plantain Curly Fries

IMG_7194I don’t think fries are worth eating if they aren’t crispy and crunchy. Spiralizing plantains and baking them in the oven in high heat yields the crispiest and tastiest fries and I honestly couldn’t stop eating them!

I love garlicky fries so I tossed them in raw garlic before baking them, but if you don’t like garlic, you can leave them out. The best thing is that they are a healthy starchy snack and I feel great after eating them. If you love curly, crispy fries (AND YOU SHOULD), you gotta make these!

Crispy Plantain Curly Fries

Crispy Plantain Curly Fries

Crispy Plantain Curly Fries
Crispy Plantain Curly Fries
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 green plantains
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt + more
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (omit for low FODMAP)
  • Herbs of your choice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Slice off both ends of the plantains and score the skin lengthwise, being careful not to cut through the flesh. Peel off the skin and discard.
  4. Use a spiralizer at the thickest setting to spiralize the plantains. Cut the long strips into shorter, bite-sized pieces.
  5. In a large bowl, toss the spiralized plantain with the rest of the ingredients.
  6. Spread out over the parchment paper-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Do not crowd the pan. Use 2 baking sheets if necessary.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and flip over the fries carefully.
  9. Bake for additional 10-15 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with more salt, then serve immediately.

 Paleo Crispy Plantain Curly Fries