Crispy Rutabaga Fries – Keto French Fry

Crispy Rutabaga Fries – Keto French Fry

I have tried many methods to make crispy rutabaga fries. I have deep fried, oven baked and even double fried them. Even though they taste great and remind me of potato french fries, they lack the crispiness that is found in one of my all time favorites that I cannot enjoy on keto.

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I had seen some recipes claim using corn starch to make rutabaga fries crispy but I shy away from adding extra carbs to an ingredient that is borderline high on carbs for a keto lifestyle. I thought of using unflavored whey protein powder to lightly coat the rutabaga fries instead of corn starch as I have used it to make keto chicken nuggets and crossed my fingers that this would work. The outcome was delicious.

Crispy Rutabaga Fries - Keto Friendly

Crispy Rutabaga Fries Instructions

Cut a large rutabaga into french fry shape. Then in a bowl mix the rutabaga fries with 1 tbsp paprika and 1 tbsp garlic salt. Then add 1/4 cup unflavored whey protien and mix well.

Preheat a deep fryer to 325°F and cook the rutabaga fries for 5-6 minutes. If you do not have a deep fryer, these can be deep fried on the stove. Just be careful with the temperature as the whey protein browns quickly.

Enjoy these crispy rutabaga fries with keto friendly ketchup and as a side to a keto burger. Try my keto yeast risen burger buns the next time you have a craving for burger and fries that is keto friendly. Check out my keto friendly oven baked turnip fries as an alternative.

crispy rutabaga fries

Crispy Rutabaga Fries

A crispy rutabaga fries coated with paprika, garlic salt and unflavored whey protein powder to lightly coat and bring in crispness to this keto friendly low carb alternative to french fries.
3.74 from 69 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy rutabaga fries, keto, keto recipes, keto rutabaga, keto rutabaga fries, low carb, low carb recipes, low carb rutabaga, low carb rutabaga fries, unflavored whey protein powder
Servings: 4
Calories: 312.4kcal
Net Carbs: 8.2g




  • Cut 1 large rutabaga (about 1 lbs) into french fry shape
    rutabaga cut into fries
  • Then in a bowl add the rutabaga fries and 1 tbsp paprika
  • Then add 1 tbsp garlic salt and mix well
    garlic salt
  • Next, add 1/4 cup unflavored whey protein powder
  • Mix well
    rutabaga fries mixed
  • Set deep fryer to cook at 325°F
  • Deep fry rutabaga fries for 5-6 minutes at 325°F


The unflavored whey protein is used to lightly coat the fries and is the ingredient that gives the rutabaga fries its crispiness


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 312.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.4g | Protein: 7.1g | Fat: 27.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Cholesterol: 11.3mg | Sodium: 1769.5mg | Potassium: 404.9mg | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 5.7g | Vitamin A: 855.3IU | Vitamin C: 28.4mg | Calcium: 74.7mg | Iron: 1.5mg | Net Carbs: 8.2g
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