Celeriac Fries (Crispy Celery Root Fries)

These Celeriac Fries are baked in the oven until crispy and delicious are a low carb french fry alternative most people don't think of but you are missing out! Celery root or celeriac is a delicious root vegetable with a subtle flavor perfect for fries.

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Craving some deliciously salty fries? Try making your own at home but use celeriac instead of potatoes! One serving of crispy celeriac fries has only 3g net carbs. You still get that crunch, salty flavor you are looking and it gives great with a side of saucy chicken wings!

There are certain foods that I don’t miss when I am eating healthy. Unfortunately, french fries are not one of them. Usually, when the craving strikes, I reach for these butternut squash fries or some baked sweet potatoes fries.

However, when I am trying to lower my carb intake or pairing my "fries" with something more caloric, these celeriac fries are a great alternative! Made from celery root, these crispy fries are low in carbs and calories and pack a flavor punch.

What more can you ask for?

Now, the flavor isn’t quite like celery, in case you're wondering. It’s a bit more earthy. Season them with salt, pepper, and/or your favorite spices and you have a winner!

My friends ate a whole bowl full before even pausing to ask what they were. A pretty good indicator that they taste great in my world!

Key Ingredients For Celeriac Fries

The ingredients in this recipe could not be any simpler. All you need is some sliced celery root, oil, and your favorite spices. Here's a bit more information about what I used and any substitutions you can make.

  • Celeriac: Make sure you cut it into really thin fries. All the fries should be about the same width so that they bake evenly.
  • Olive Oil: You need some sort of oil to drizzle on top of the celeriac. This will help the spices stick to it and give it a crispy texture. If not olive oil, then I would use avocado oil if possible.
  • Spices: Use your favorite spices on top of the fries! You can go as basic as just salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Or, add some heat with paprika and cayenne pepper. My go-to is this homemade seasoning salt I make.

Note: For a full list of ingredients and detailed instructions on how to make these celeriac fries, take a look at the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

What To Serve With Celery Root Fries

What are your favorite ways to eat fries? These are the perfect replacement for French fries, so just serve them with your favorite healthy grilled recipes. They taste amazing with garlic-grilled shrimp. In fact, you can use the same seasoning for both recipes!

Or, add these fries on the side with chicken and zucchini burgers. They are light and healthy and packed with fiber. For more of a snack, munch on celeriac fries dipped into some sugar-free ketchup or some homemade creamy chipotle sauce!

Recipe Tips And Ideas For Crispy Celeriac Fries

Follow these tips to make sure that these low-carb fries turn out crispy and delicious every single time!

  • Place the baking dish in the oven while it preheats. When you place the celeriac fries on a preheated dish, they will crisp up better.
  • Don't just drizzle the olive oil on the celeriac. Add the sliced celeriac to a bowl or bag with the olive oil and spices and toss them, so they are completely coated.
  • Keep the celeriac in a single layer on the baking sheet. This gives the air room to spread evenly around and helps them to all get crispy at the same time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions I frequently get asked about by some readers...

How do you store celeriac fries?

The best way to store leftover celeriac fries is in an airtight container or resealable food storage bag and keep it in the refrigerator. Their texture will start to deteriorate after about four days, so it's best to eat them within three if you can.

What are some healthy dips for these low-carb fries?

Either purchase sugar-free condiments from the store or make your own healthy condiments at home. The fries will taste delicious with some roasted red pepper dip. Of course, healthy honey mustard is a crowd-pleaser and always a winning choice. Or, for a little spice, dip the fries into some jalapeno ranch dressing.

Can I cut the celeriac into wedges?

Yes, you can cut the celeriac fries into wedges! The only thing you'll have to watch out for is that they will take longer to bake in the oven. Keep an eye on them and flip them over halfway through the baking time.

How do you make them in the air fryer?

You can easily make these fries in the air fryer as well. After you toss them in the olive oil and spices, put them in the air fryer basket. Bake them at 400F for about 25 minutes. Shake the basket halfway through the cooking time so that they all crisp up evenly.

Why are my fries not crispy enough?

A tip that will help your fries to crisp up better is to take a paper towel and wipe down the slices before you add the olive oil. This will remove any excess moisture that might be remaining on the vegetable!

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The Recipe
Celeriac fries baked until crisp and golden brown served in a bowl.

Celeriac Fries (Crispy Celery Root Fries)

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  • 1 celeriac (cut into thin fries)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees with a baking dish in the oven. This helps the fries to crisp up.


Toss the celeriac with the olive oil, paprika, salt, and pepper.


Carefully open the oven and spread the celeriac out on the baking sheet, trying to make one flat layer so everything has room to crisp up.


Bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on thickness). Shake the baking dish a few times during baking.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47
Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 334mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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