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10 Tasty Alternatives to Potato Fries

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10 Tasty Alternatives to Potato Fries

Looking for a replacement for potato fries? Ok, so they're pretty much irreplacable, but there are some other interesting alternatives that'll add a decidedly adult element to your table.

Whether you've got a glut of new season aspragus, a bunch of carrots or a head of cauliflower knocking around, try experimenting with these perfectly delicious and deserving substitutes, capable of filling that crunchy, desirable side dish role.

Take your pick from root vegetables to polenta, choose a cooking method, from deep fried to baked, spice things up or include unctuous side sauces and discover a whole new way of falling in love with fries, without the potato.

10 Types of Fries

Plantain Fries

Crispy and crunchy, plaintain make for a satisfying starchy side dish in a league of their own. Find our gluten free deep fried plantain recipe here.

Pumpkin Fries

If you love the sweetness and vibrant colour of pumpkin try turning turning them into oven fries, this recipe comes with an olive oil dip.

Sweet Potato Fries

For hot and hassle free sweet potato chips try this easy recipe with ketchup on the side.

Avocado Fries

Deep fried or oven baked, avocado slices in a crunchy coating make for an interesting variation on the dip theme. Try our killer oven baked avocado fries recipe.

Yucca Fries


Yucca, or cassava fries, will make you forget all about potatoes in this recipe from the healthymaven for midly spiced, crunchy on the outside, soft in the middle cassava fries.

Zucchini Fries


These golden zucchini fries baked to crispy perfection in less than 40 mins will probably have your guests chanting gimme gimme gimme over at gimmedelicious.

Cauliflower Fries


Bite size crunchy florets of cauliflower are enough to make the cruciferous vegetable a favourite all over again in this recipe for oven fried florets from the hungrycouplenyc.

Asparagus Fries

If you're looking for alternative ways to enjoy your tender spring asparagus try this recipe for baked asparagus fries with a panko and parmesan crust from damndelicious.

Carrot Fries


Carrots are a cheap and plentiful pantry staple making them an economical potato replacement. Try harnessing their sweet goodness by frying them before devouring them as long sticks. Try this recipe for carrot sticks from ohmyveggies.

Polenta Fries


If you have a batch of polenta leftover, try turning it into hearty fried sticks in this enticing recipe from acozykitchen that'll satisfy that starch craving and comes with a zesty lime may. Find out other uses for polenta in the kitchen.


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