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Fried Carrots: the tasty, aromatic side dish recipe

Total time: 40 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist

Fried carrots are a quick, easy side dish recipe, a vegetable alternative to classic French fries. To make it super nice, cut the carrots into strips, then coat them with a breading made of aromatic herbs, parmesan cheese and cornstarch. This will make carrot sticks super crispy on the outside yet tender on the inside. Finally, fry them in hot seed oil and serve it still hot also as an appetizer together with your favorite dip.

Carrots are versatile vegetables available all year round with which it is possible to make many simple and delicious recipes, both sweet and savory. You can customize this recipe as you want, just be creative.

Tips for making Breaded Fried Carrots

You can add aromatic herbs and spices of your choice, such as paprika (sweet or spicy), turmeric or curry.

You can also replace cornstarch with breadcrumbs, even flavored, and parmesan cheese with pecorino cheese, for a stronger taste.

If you want to soften carrots before frying, pour some lemon juice over the vegetables and let it stand for about 10-15 minutes.

How to store Fried Carrots

Breaded fried carrots should be enjoyed hot and freshly fried. Any type of storage is not recommended.


500 g
Grated parmesan cheese
100 g
Fine salt
a pinch
1 tsp
Peanut oil

How to make Fried Carrots

Peel the carrots and rinse them under running water. Finally dry them thoroughly.

Cut them into sticks. First cut them into regular slices ½ centimeter thick, and then cut them into strips.

Collect the grated parmesan cheese in a bowl, then chop the parsley and rosemary, then add them to the cheese.

Also add the cornstarch and salt, and mix the breading well.

Transfer a few carrots at a time to bowl.

Mix well with your hands making sure that each stick is evenly coated with the breading.

Fill a deep skillet ⅔ full with peanut oil. Heat.

Dip the carrots when the oil is boiling and let them cook for a few minutes until golden brown and crispy.

Drain the fried carrots on absorbent paper and serve them hot. Enjoy!

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