Top 5 Vegetables for Making Baked Veggie 'Fries'

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You haven't lived until you've tried avocado fries
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If you haven't experienced avocado fries, you haven't lived. (Sounds a little extreme? TRY THEM.) These days, even baked french fries (i.e., the kind made from potatoes) are old news. For a more exciting side, cook up some vegetable fries — minus the whole drenching-them-in-oil part. 

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You can make baked fries out of just about anything. Simply cut the food you're "fake-frying" into the size you prefer, coat them in flour, dip them in egg (two eggs, scrambled) and then coat them in panko breadcrumbs. Line them up on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil — less mess for you to clean up later! — and bake at 425 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.


Here are our favorite types of produce to make into baked fries — plus some recipes to boost your culinary creativity. Note: All of these (except for maybe the parsnips) will pair wonderfully with our creamy Sriracha-lime dip!

— Melissa Valliant, HellaWella


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