We absolutely swooned over these Air Fryer Turnip Fries when we tested the recipe, and these are delicious low-carb french fries! You can eat them with a variety of different sauce options, but we loved them with our favorite Utah Fry Sauce!

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Have you noticed the growing trend of using turnips as a low-carb stand-in for potatoes? I’m becoming quite a turnip fan myself, and these Air Fryer Turnip Fries were a new turnip experiment that was definitely a success! The turnip fries were so quick and easy to make and very low in carbs, but most important of all, they were absolutely delicious!

We tested our turnip fries with a variety of dipping sauces that I’ll mention below, but Kara and I absolutely loved them with our favorite Utah Fry Sauce! Of course in Utah every burger joint serves that mayo-ketchup mixture with fries, so I guess it’s not surprising we’d like it with these low-carb french fries. And we used sugar-free ketchup, so even the fry sauce was low in carbs!

And the Air Fryer Turnip Fries and fry sauce only need a few ingredients for a snack that I bet most low-carb eaters are going to enjoy as a french fry alternative. I calculated the nutritional information based on four servings, but even if you ate twice that much, the amount of carbs is really minimal! Grab a couple of turnips next time you’re at the grocery store and give this a try!

What ingredients do you need?

Tips for choosing turnips with good flavor:

All turnips are not the same, and if you buy turnips that are old or too large, they can have a slightly sharp, unpleasant flavor. The solution is to be sure to buy turnips in a store where they don’t stay on the shelf too long, and choose small turnips.

Which Air Fryer Did I use?

I’m crazy about the Cuisinart Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven (affiliate link) which is the one I use all the time. This air fryer has a larger basket, which lets me fit plenty of food, and I find this model very easy to use. I also like the convenience of having an air fryer that stays out on the counter.

What other sauce can you use for dipping the turnip fries?

We loved the Utah Fry Sauce with our turnip fries, and it’s so quick and easy to make. But if you’d like to try something else, these fries would taste great with Sriracha Dipping Sauce, Remoulade Sauce, Red Pepper Aioli, Mustard-Herb Sauce, Southwestern Ranch Dip, or Tzatziki Sauce.

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If you’re an Air Fryer fan, check out my huge round-up of Low-Carb and Keto Air Fryer Recipes for lots of tasty ideas from bloggers around the web. Use Air Fryer Recipes to see all the Air Fryer recipes on this site.

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How to Make Air Fryer Turnip Fries:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Choose small turnips.
  2. Preheat Air Fryer for 5 minutes at 375F/190C. (if needed)
  3. Cut off the top and bottom of each turnip.
  4. Slice off the skin of the turnip.
  5. Cut turnip into slices about 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Cut slices into fries about 1/2 inch wide.
  7. Put fries in bowl and toss with olive oil and Spike Seasoning (affiliate link).
  8. Spread fries out in the Air Fryer basket, in a single layer.
  9. I fit all the fries in one batch in my Air Fryer but if your basket is smaller you might have to cook in two batches.
  10. Cook turnip fries 10 minutes, then remove basket and carefully turn all the fries.
  11. Cook fries for 5 more minutes; then check and turn any that are getting too brown.
  12. Cook about 2 minutes more, or until the turnip fries are nicely browned and cooked through.
  13. While fries cook, stir together Sugar-Free Ketchup and Mayo to make Utah Fry Sauce. 
  14. Season fries with salt to taste and serve hot.

Air Fryer Turnip Fries smaller shot of fries and fry sauce on platter

More Tasty ideas for Cooking Turnips:

Roasted Turnips

Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies

Turnip Gratin with Bacon

Air Fryer Turnip Fries shown on serving platter with Utah fry sauce
Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Turnip Fries

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Air Fryer Turnip Fries are a delicious low-carb alternative to regular fries made with potatoes, and these were seriously so delicious! We ate them with the famous Utah Fry Sauce, but see other sauce options in the post.

Ingredients

  • 2 small sized turnips
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Spike Seasoning (see notes)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 T sugar-free ketchup

Instructions

  1. Choose two small turnips that look plump and firm.
  2. Preheat Air Fryer for 5 minutes at 375F/190C. (Some Air Fryers may not need to be reheated.)
  3. For easy peeling, start by cutting off the top and bottom of each turnip so it will sit flat.
  4. Then use a sharp knife to slice off the skin of the turnip all the way around.
  5. Keeping the turnip sitting flat, cut slices that are about 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Then cut those slices into fries that are about 1/2 inch wide.
  7. Put the cut fries into a bowl and toss with olive oil and Spike Seasoning (affiliate link), or other all-purpose seasoning blend.
  8. Spread fries out in the Air Fryer basket, carefully arranging them in a single layer.
  9. I fit all the fries in one batch in my Cuisinart Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven (affiliate link) but if your Air Fryer basket is smaller you might have to cook them in two batches.
  10. Cook the turnip fries 10 minutes, then remove the basket and carefully turn all the fries.
  11. Cook the fries for 5 more minutes; then check and turn any that are getting too brown.
  12. Cook about 2 minutes more, or until the turnip fries are nicely browned and cooked through.
  13. While fries cook, stir together Sugar-Free Ketchup and Mayo to make Utah Fry Sauce. (We like more mayo than ketchup as you can see, adjust to the amount of ketchup you prefer.)
  14. Season finished fries with salt to taste and serve hot.

Notes

Use any all-purpose seasoning blend if you don't have Spike.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 692mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Turnip Fries are a perfect side dish for any low-carb or Keto diet, and they’re also great for any phase of the original South Beach Diet.

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