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Old 04-23-2013, 04:56 AM   #1
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Rhutabaga Fries

I received a Cool Daddy deep fryer for my Birthday, the only veggie I had was a rhutabaga. I sliced it into fries, followed the directions for potato fries, not many recipe books have an option for rhutabaga fries........ grin. My question, they got tender and brown, but not crispy. If I fry longer will they crisp up. Also, I've seen here where people make chips. If I slice very thin and fry, will they come out crispy like a chip?............... TIA........ Ann
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:18 AM   #2
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I make rutabaga fries on my gas grill side burner, and they never get as crispy as a potato fry, but they are an acceptable replacement when I am missing french fries. Slicing them thinner does help. I also make turnip fries. A tip, don't load the fryer with too many at once. A smaller amount tends to crisp up more. I have never tried to do the chips, but may try them.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:29 AM   #3
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I'm pretty sure the crispness of potato fries is dependent on their high starch content.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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O.K. I did the other half of the rhutabaga for supper tonight. I made them thinner, fried them a little longer, they were good, but not any crisper. Thanks for the tips......... Ann
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:49 PM   #5
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I make butternut squash fries in the deep fryer. It is recommended to fry for 5 minutes, remove and allow to drain on a paper towel for 5 minutes and then fry again for 5 minutes or so until crisp. You might try the same method with rutabaga. I notice a big difference when the grease isnt fresh, I start to notice it takes longer after only 3 uses of the same grease. Also make sure you are using a grease that heats extremely well like peanut. These are the closest to potato fries I have found. Although pretty high in carbs compared to the summer squash they dont affect my weight or cause spikes. Another yummy treat is green beans deep fried until dark in colour (wont crisp up too much) and tossed in some salt!

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Old 04-25-2013, 06:18 AM   #6
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Thank you Canadiangirl, I don't have anything else to fry until I get to the store, but will try the double frying for sure. I love green beans in the oven, so will try those in the fryer also.......................... Ann
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