From the author, ” Now, I’m not gonna lie to you…these aren’t nearly as, um, addictive as McDonald’s version. Really, what baked food can truly compare to its fried counterpart… That being said, carrot fries are very similar to sweet potato fries – what they lack in crispy salty carb-overload, they more than make up for in a savory sweet refreshing change of pace. “
1 lb Carrots
Oil or lard (author recommended in a cooking spray format)
Coarse sea salt
Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Scrub the carrots well but don’t peel them. Trim off the tops and bottoms. Cut carrots in half lengthwise and place flat side down to cut into thin strips (you could also use a “crinkle” cutter gadget at this point to make them look like crinkle cut fries).
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place carrots on it. Spray generously with oil and sprinkle with salt. Toss to coat and spread out into a single layer. Bake in oven until brown on the edges.
Chop fresh mint and toss with hot fries before serving.