veggie toddler - a young child learning how to walk and eat vegetables, not necessarily a wobbly vegetarian.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I've Tried Something New: Oven Fry Medley

My kids love to eat my homemade oven-roasted French fries. My kids also love steamed sweet potatoes. But for some reason, when I add a little olive oil, salt and a fresh baked crunch to sweet potato sticks, my kids won’t touch them. “Huh?” I often think. “They eat sweet potato steamed with nothing added but they won’t touch it with a little crisp, grease and salt?” Go figure. But, the idea is to keep trying. So, I decided to mix things up a bit and offer a medley of oven fried root vegetables. Regular potato fries, sweet potato fries, parsnip fries and carrot fries. How was it received by my kids? Let’s just say I got our 5-year-old neighbor hooked on parsnips and my kids only touched the regular potato fries. Maybe you will have better luck with your kids. I will just keep trying.

Oven Fry Medley

Russet or Idaho and Sweet Potatoes: Peel and rinse. Cut into fry-like long rectangles.

Carrots and Parsnips: Peel and cut into sticks.

Toss vegetables in olive oil and spread onto a baking sheet or pan. Sprinkle with salt and bake at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes depending on thickness of cut (flipping and turning at least once half way) or until desired crispiness has been achieved. Serve warm.

1 comment:

Julie P said...

Maybe the moral of this story is that you should feed your neighbor's kids. They should feed yours!