Rutabaga curls

Craving onion rings or fries? Try rutabaga curls—the perfect low-carb alternative. So tasty and savory. A delicious side to meat and fish... mmmm. Let’s root, root, root for the rutabaga!
Craving onion rings or fries? Try rutabaga curls—the perfect low-carb alternative. So tasty and savory. A delicious side to meat and fish... mmmm. Let’s root, root, root for the rutabaga!

Ingredients

4 servingservings
USMetric
  • 1½ lbs 700 g rutabaga
  • 513 tablespoons 80 ml olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon paprika powder or chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (225°C). Peel the rutabaga cut into pieces that you can run through your spiralizer. Cut the long spirals with scissors so that the curls are bite-sized. If you don't have a spiralizer, you can cut the root into super thin rods with a sharp knife.
  2. Place in a bowl or plastic bag. Pour over the other ingredients and stir/shake thoroughly.
  3. Spread out on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Serve immediately with a main course and sauce of your choice.

Tip!

Use two baking sheets if you’re making more than two servings. Take into account that the rutabaga will shrink quite a bit in the oven.

Do you want to know more about how many carbs there are in different vegetables? Check out our low-carb vegetables guide.

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12 Comments

  1. gbl
    Have you developed any recipes for "Celery Root" or Celeriac? I think it's the most delicious vegetable. I'm sure with your recipe developing skills you could start a new trend. It is rather expensive, but, there is no waste. It's all edible.

    The Rutabaga Screws look awesome. A small suggestion: maybe Twists would be a betterword. Or Spirals. Screws here are metal tools used to hold roofing tiles on and furniture together. It's not a food word.

  2. Cindy C
    Turnip roots are easier for me to work with, and are comparable carb amount to rutabagas.

    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/calories/fresh-vegetable-turnip-root...

  3. jeff
    Sometimes the Swedish-isms pile up here. Screws is a not a standard English term for food, as above. Twists or curls would be much better. You might like to hire someone with a stronger grasp of colloquial & standard English.
    Reply: #7
  4. Zofia
    Oh the arrogance of us English-speaking countries! "You might like to hire someone with a stronger grasp of colloquial and standard English." That sounds SO condescending.
    These people are providing a free site to benefit everyone-let's not nit-pick here. I, for one, had a good chuckle when I saw this AND it looks like a great recipe.
    Keep up the good work Diet Doctor et al
  5. dom
    How well would this deep fry?
    Reply: #8
  6. gbl
    Oh I was enjoying it too. However, this site apparently aims for an international footprint.

    I meant it convivially and hope it was taken as such. I could let the hammer down on the translations though. The food choice and culture is Western: upper middle class white. It does not "translate" to southern China or northern India, for example.

    Reply: #9
  7. Kristin Berglund Team Diet Doctor

    Sometimes the Swedish-isms pile up here. Screws is a not a standard English term for food, as above. Twists or curls would be much better. You might like to hire someone with a stronger grasp of colloquial & standard English.

    Hi jeff!

    Thank you for pointing this out to us. We've changed it now.

  8. Kristin Berglund Team Diet Doctor

    How well would this deep fry?

    Hi dom!

    Haven't tried it but it should work fine. The lack of starch will make it less crisp than fried potatoes for example.

    Good luck!

  9. Kristin Berglund Team Diet Doctor

    Oh I was enjoying it too. However, this site apparently aims for an international footprint.

    I meant it convivially and hope it was taken as such. I could let the hammer down on the translations though. The food choice and culture is Western: upper middle class white. It does not "translate" to southern China or northern India, for example.

    Hi gbl!

    We aim to provide recipes that can be enjoyed everywhere and by everyone. If you have ideas to share about how to do that in a better way, or maybe great recipes of your own, please send them to me at kristin@dietdoctor.com
    Thank you!

  10. Apicius
    No need to waste money on a translator. There is a supportive community of bloggers who can help fix the odd wording that pops up once in a while. I'd rather see the money go towards "real" value, focusing on the purpose of this website.
  11. gbl
    Kristin: You could contact Dr. Justin Jeon for guidance on the South Korean diet appropos diabetes. Similarly, representatives of other cultures who may wish to explore low carb and how it could work in their culture.

    Page 2: http://kosso.kr/upload/uploadFile/conference/g16o3ybqmi.pdf

  12. Teresa
    Made them! They don't get crispy, as usual by low-carb, but are delicious!!! Thank you team for offering recipes for "overlooked" vegetables! : )

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