These Vegetable Matchstick Fries with Homemade Herb Salt make a great, colourful snack. A nice change from regular fries!

Vegetable Matchstick Fries with Homemade Herb Salt

These Vegetable Matchstick Fries with Homemade Herb Salt make a great, colourful snack. A nice change from regular fries!
Course Lunch
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Nicky Corbishley

Ingredients

  • 1 litre vegetable/sunflower oil for frying
  • Large bunch approx 20g/ 3/4 oz of mixed fresh herbs – I used parsley, coriander and chives
  • 2 tbsp salt flakes not table salt!
  • 1 kg mixed root vegetables – such as red-skinned potatoes, sweet potatoes and beetroot
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes

Instructions

  • Heat a large pan of vegetable oil (or use a deep fat fryer)
  • Place the herbs into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped (don’t over-chop, or they’ll turn to liquid). Add the salt and pulse again until just combined. Place the herb salt in a small bowl.
  • Peel the vegetables, and use a mandoline to julienne them. Place one of the pieces of potato in the oil. If it starts bubbling rapidly and quickly rises to the top, the oil is hot enough to cook the fries.
  • Cook the fries in three batches, starting with the regular potato fries. Carefully lower the fries into the oil and fry until risen to the top and lightly browned. This should take around 2-3 minutes. Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper. Repeat next with the sweet potato fries, and finally with the beetroot fries (you can keep the fries warm in the oven on a low heat whilst you’re waiting for the second and third batch).
  • Mix all of the cooked fries together and sprinkle on a good pinch of the herb salt and the chilli flakes. Serve with extra herb salt.

Notes

Nutritional Information is per serving, accounting for  8 tbsp oil being absorbed during cooking. Nutritional content also depends on which root vegetables you use.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Sodium: 3521mg | Potassium: 1042mg | Fiber: 6g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 28.5mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 8.2mg
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