Air fryer carrot fries are going to change snack time for good! You can really make any root veggie into a fry!
Carrots. They're everywhere, all year round and they're a really versatile veggie. They're a great veggie that we know is good for us. And so many of us eat them raw, dipped into dressing or hummus, for example. They can be steamed, roasted, sauteed with other veggies in a stir fry, or pureed in a soup. Carrots can also be air fried. Did you know? Now you do! Trust us, you'll want to do this lickety-split.
Do you need some convincing? It's fast, and ranch dressing is involved. They're almost embarrassingly easy, thanks to the air fryer.
Air Fryer Carrot Ranch Fries Ingredients
- 1 lb. carrots, peeled
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 ½ Tbsp. ranch seasoning
- Fine sea salt
How to Make Air Fryer Carrot Ranch Fries
You know those really big, thick carrots that you sometimes get from a farmers market, or from the grocery store? They are ideal for turning into fries! Peel them, cut off a bit of either end and, if needed, cut them horizontally and then cut them again. (It will depend on their thickness). Toss them with some olive oil and then the ranch seasoning. Then, give them a go in the air fryer. While that's happening you can put together homemade ranch dressing (because more ranch is always better!), and have that at the ready when the carrot fries are finished.
How to Store and Serve Air Fryer Carrot Fries
Once you make these, you'll want to eat them right off the bat. They're so good warm and crispy and dipped in that ranch sauce. Feel free to serve these alongside burgers of all kinds, whether it's veggie, beef burger, or otherwise. Try these carrot fries alongside some grilled chicken, or as part of a great fry alternative to any kind of sandwich, really. They'd taste great with fried eggs, too.
Substitutions and Alterations
You can certainly make these with other veggies, such as sweet potatoes. That would work, too. The timing would be a little different, but not by much. Just keep an eye on them halfway through the frying process to make sure nothing gets too burned around the edges. Carrots and sweet potatoes both have a lot of natural sugars in them.
If you can't find the ranch dressing seasoning packets, those typically contain a combination of dried dill, chives, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Play around with those ingredients until you have a combination you like.
You might be tempted to use baby carrots. You can, but you might not get the same level of crispiness using them. In the air fryer, baby carrots tend to be more like air-fried baby carrots than air-fried carrot fries, if that makes sense. They're typically thicker than how thinly you'd slice these fries.