These days, not all french fries are made with the boring old potatoes of yesterday. Instead, we’ve started to see alternative root vegetables used in to make fries.
While traditional french fries are certainly delicious, a little innovation in this culinary area is certainly a welcome change. Different tubers, fruits, and veggies provide varied textures and tastes, and it’s nice to step outside of the normal french fry box from time to time.
Here are three alternative french fries that you have to check out sometime.
Native to North and South America, the yucca is a root vegetable that is similar in appearance to a potato. Popular in Latin American cooking, yucca can be used to make a normal french fry alternative that are baked and healthier than traditional fries.
Avocado is trending these days, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that there are plenty of avocado fry recipes floating around. Surprisingly, coating avocado in batter and frying it results in a rich and creamy treat that’s perfect when dipped in ketchup.
Plantains?! That’s right, you can use a green plantain that’s been cut into fry-shaped slices to put a twist on normal fries. They hold up well both when fried and when cooked in the oven, so you can use whichever option you prefer!