Carrot Fries with Rosemary Sea Salt

Recipe courtesy of Tina Masciarelli, Buy Haywood Project Coordinator

1 1/2 pounds carrots (10 medium)—washed and peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary (or more to taste)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or more to taste

Preheat an oven to 425 degrees.

Place sea salt in a small bowl.  Add chopped fresh rosemary and toss with a fork.  Let stand while preparing carrots to create an aromatic garnish.

Using a sharp knife and cutting board, cut 1 carrot in half crosswise. Next, cut each half lengthwise to create little sticks.  Repeat with the remaining carrots.

Place the carrot sticks on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, then toss to coat completely.  Spread the sticks out in a single layer and sprinkle with rosemary infused sea salt.  Roast for 20-25 minutes, turning once—until tender, crispy and the tips start to caramelize.  

Chef’s Note:  Add other local in-season ingredients to the carrots—such as parsnips and sweet potatoes—to make this healthy and nutritious dish throughout the growing season!  Substitute red pepper flakes for the rosemary for a spicy alternative.  Leftovers make a colorful addition to any summer salad.


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