Turnip Fries with Dipping Sauce

    yield: 6 servings
    prep time: 15 minutes
    cook time: 30 minutes

    I don’t know why took me so long to discover turnips as a fit for our ketogenic lifestyle! Sometimes we really miss french fries, and these are a great substitute. Though they don’t quite duplicate the crispness of a french fry, the texture is similar, and they are very satisfying, especially when served with my tangy homemade dipping sauce. If you don’t feel like making the dipping sauce, sugar-free ketchup is a nice option, too!


    • 4 medium turnips
    • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
    • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • ½ teaspoon chili powder
    • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


    • ½ cup mayonnaise
    • ¼ cup sugar-free ketchup
    • 2 tablespoons dill relish
    • 1½ teaspoons white vinegar
    • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
    • ⅛ teaspoon salt

    1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

    2. Make the fries: Peel the turnips and cut them into 3 by ¼-inch sticks. In a large bowl, toss the fries in the oil to coat.

    3. Put the Parmesan cheese, paprika, chili powder, and garlic powder in a separate bowl and stir to combine. Add the oiled fries to the seasoning mixture and toss to coat evenly. Spread the fries on the prepared pan.

    4. Bake for 30 minutes or until the fries are brown and crisp around the edges, turning them halfway through for even browning.

    5. Meanwhile, make the dipping sauce. Place all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine.

    6. When the fries are done, remove them from the oven and serve immediately with the dipping sauce.


    If you find turnips with the greens on them, don’t discard the greens. Braise them in bacon drippings in a cast-iron skillet for a tasty Southern side dish known simply as “greens.”