Air Fryer turnip fries are delicious and healthy. AND Keto/Pronokal/Menuprot friendly. This is an easy air fryer recipe since making turnip fries in the air fryer is super easy, and the cleanup is minimal.
Suitable for a low carb or keto diet
These turnip fries are a tasty and healthy alternative to potato fries. Turnip is rich in vitamins and contains 90% fewer carbohydrates than potatoes. Turnip has a slightly sweet and spicy taste and is excellent for making fries. The fries are easy to make in the air fryer. A portion of spiced turnip fries contains only 4.0 grams of carbohydrates and contain more nutrients than regular potato fries. The fries are therefore also suitable to eat when following a strict low carbohydrate or keto diet. My turnip fries are coated in a yummy spice mixture before frying.
Tips and tricks
Don't feel like peeling and slicing? At least in the Netherlands and Belgium, you can find ready-made turnip fries at Albert Heijn or Jumbo supermarket. It is also important to keep a close eye on the air fryer when baking the fries. The baking time depends on the size and thickness of the fries. Maybe your fries are ready sooner or they need a little longer in the air fryer.
Making these air fryer fries in the oven?
Yes, you can. However, you will need to turn your fries after 10 minutes. These fries are ideal when you watch your weight or following a diet, and I think that an air fryer is a key item in a lean kitchen.
Making these air fryer fries without oil?
You can, however, they may not get crisp. If that is not a concern for you, then omit the oil if you prefer.
While using the air fryer, we are not baking our food in oil, only use the (small amount of) oil to brown and crisp our fries, and to ensure they don’t stick together.
You can check the progress of the food that is air frying at any time during the cooking cycle. This gives you peace of mind and helps prevent overcooked food!
Still looking to buy an air fryer?
Great! There are many types out there.
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- The most common are the basket-in-front models, such as the GoWISE USA 1700-Watt 5.8-QT. This is the model that I used to have (not same brand, since I'm from Belgium).
- I now have the Ninja Foodi, which is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, yoghurt maker, rice cooker and air fryer multi-cooker.
- You already have an Instant Pot and like to limit the number of tools you have in your kitchen? This Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid 6 in 1 transforms your Instant Pot pressure cooker into an air fryer (or a 6 in 1 cooker). I have not tried it, since I have a Ninja Foodi.
Air fryer turnip fries
- air fryer
- 2 or 3 Turnips (or 1 precut package of 400gr turnip fries)
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1/4 tsp Cumin
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp Chili Powder
- Peel the turnips and cut them into 1/4 inch (6mm) thick fries. Place in a gallon size storage bag.
- Warm up your air fryer (400°F / 180° C) by running it for a couple of minutes while we prepare the spice mix.
- Add the oil to the bag and move the fries around in the bag until all are coated in the oil.
- Mix the spices together in a small bowl. Then sprinkle over the fries in the bag. Move the fries around to coat evenly with the spices.
- Add half of the turnip fries to the basket and space them apart so the air can flow around them. If you pack them too crowded they will not turn crisp.I have a Ninja Foodi max and I was able to add all my fries in the basket.
- Set your air-fryer to (400°F / 180° C) for 7 minutes.
- Shake the basket (attention, very hot!) and repeat for another 7 minutes.
- When they are slightly brown, serve the fries as a side dish or a snack.