Air Fryer Turnip Fries

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Craving a vegetable snack or a simple side dish? Air fryer turnip fries are for you!

Ready in just 20 minutes and so easy to make, these delicious homemade fries are lightly seasoned and perfect for dipping!

turnip fries in blue bowl on wooden board with ketchup for dipping beside.
Air fryer turnip fries are so good!

Recipe Tips

Before you run off to make turnip fries in the air fryer, read through these few recipe tips so that you know what to expect:

  • Make sure to cut the turnip fries evenly so that they all have roughly the same thickness and will be done cooking at the same time.
  • We use simple spices including paprika, salt, garlic powder, and pepper to coat our fries – you can change it up if you have a preference for another taste.
  • Don’t overcrowd your air fryer. This might prevent the turnip fries from getting crispy at all.
  • Since every air fryer is slightly different, you cooking time might vary. The size and thickness of the turnips fries can also affect the cooking time a tad.
  • These turnip fries get nicely brown and slightly crispy – but not as crunchy as a potato French fries. So, don’t burn your turnip fries waiting for this to happen!

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

For those wondering how to make turnip fries in the air fryer step-by-step, you can follow the recipe process photos in this section.

If you don’t care for visuals and just want to air fry turnip fries, skip to the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

sliced turnip on wooden cutting board on white counter top.
Peel the turnips, then cut them into slices.

First, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

In the meantime, cut the ends off the turnips. Then peel the turnips.

sliced raw turnip fries on wooden cutting board with knife beside.
Cut the turnips into fries.

Now cut the peeled turnips into slices, then into strips (fries) with an approximate thickness of 1/3 to 1/2 inch.

white bowl on white counter with raw turnip fries and seasonings on top.
Add the turnip fries, oil, and seasonings to a bowl.

Place the turnip fries into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add in the oil, paprika, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.

turnip fries coated in spices in white mixing bowl on counter.
Coat the turnip fries in oil and spices.

Gently toss until the fries are evenly coated in oil and spices.

uncooked turnip fries in black air fryer tray on white counter.
Place the turnip fries into the preheated air fryer.

Add the turnip fries to the preheated air fryer. Gently shake the air fryer basket so that the fries are in one even layer.

Don’t overcrowd your air fryer as this can prevent the fries from browning and getting crispy.

black air fryer full of cooked turnip fries with blue cloth behind.
Cook the turnip fries until tender and slightly browned.

Air fry the turnip fries at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes until tender and slightly browned on the outside.

Gently shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes to help with even cooking. The exact cooking time can vary by air fryer and the thickness of the turnip fries.

crispy turnip fries in blue bowl on wooden board with ketchup beside.
These turnip fries are ready for dipping!

Once cooked, remove the fries from the air fryer and serve them with a dipping sauce. You can also sprinkle some chopped parsley on top for a pop of color. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

Once you’ve got air-fried turnip fries, they are best enjoyed hot and fresh out of the air fryer.

Any leftover fries can be placed in a sealed container and stored in the fridge. They might get a little softer in the fridge and will last for 3-5 days.

You can reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes until hot if you want to draw out some of the moisture again.

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crispy turnip fries in blue bowl on wooden board with ketchup beside

Air Fryer Turnip Fries

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Air Fryer Turnip Fries are a tasty side dish and a great alternative to classic French fries. These yummy fries have a simple seasoning and go with lots of other dishes!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound turnips (approximately 3 medium-sized)
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In the meantime, cut the ends off the turnips. Then peel the turnips. Cut the peeled turnips into slices, then into strips (fries) with an approximate thickness of 1/3 to 1/2 inch.
  3. Place the turnip fries into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add in the oil, paprika, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Gently toss until the fries are evenly coated in oil and spices.
  4. Add the turnip fries to the preheated air fryer. Gently shake the air fryer basket so that the fries are in one even layer - don't overcrowd your air fryer!
  5. Air fry the turnip fries at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes until tender and slightly browned on the outside. Gently shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes to help with even cooking. The exact cooking time can vary by air fryer and the thickness of the turnip fries.
  6. Once cooked, remove the fries from the air fryer and serve them with a dipping sauce. You can also sprinkle some chopped parsley on top for a pop of color. Enjoy!

Notes

These turnip fries don't get super crispy as potato fries would. However, by not overcrowding the air fryer you can help them get a nice golden browning on the outside and slight crispiness.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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