French Fries, Low-Carb & Keto

Although traditional french fries are not low-carb or keto friendly, that doesn’t mean that we need to give up on them completely – we just need to get creative!

Delicious fries!

Can I have French Fries on Keto?

Traditional french fries are made from high-carb potatoes (or sweet potatoes). Thus, they are typically not a keto-centric food.

Are these French Fries crispy?

Yes, but not as crispy as a really crispy french fry. Contrary to what you would believe, the darker these fries get in color does NOT mean they will be crispier. In fact, they will simply taste burnt. Once your fries reach that light golden color on all sides, they’re ready to eat and should be crispy enough!

What if I want them REALLY crispy?

Corn starch. “THAT’S NOT KETO!” you say? We’re only adding 4g of carbs, so it’s up to you whether this fits within your macros. If you’re more low-carb than you are keto, I definitely recommend adding the corn starch as it will add that extra crispiness that reminds us of the traditional french fries. But if you want them even crispier, there’s not much we can do without adding more carbs.

What are these Keto Fries made of?

These fries are made from almond flour, water, and the key ingredient: konjac powder.

Does shape matter?

Not really – just find a shape that suits you and dont make them too thin so that they dont fall apart as youre handling them while raw.

What oil works best?

Any! I tried these with extra virgin olive oil, beef tallow, and duck fat. Extra virgin olive oil tastes like a standard french fry, while the tallow will remind you of McDonald’s golden arches with the smell and taste off the tallow. But if you want something super decadent, duck fat is the way to go. If you’ve never had duck fat fries, you’re missing out!

Can I substitute the konjac powder?

Also known as glucomannan powder, this ingredient is the key to holding this recipe together. In a pinch, you can substitute xanthan gum for the konjac powder, but it will not be the same! Xanthan gum has a really bad habit of soaking up a lot of oil, which will lead to soaked fries that are more oil than fries, thus, I highly recommend obtaining some konjac powder. I tried xanthan gum, gelatin, guar gum, and just plain old water – none had the magic to keep the fries together as well as not inflating it like a balloon.

Inspiration!

This recipe was inspired by the vegan keto french fry recipe from Heavenly Fan! Check out her Instagram page and her YouTube channel!

Looking to pair the fries with something?!

You can eat these fries with Mayo as a dipping sauce! Better yet, pair them with Smash Burgers or Texas Carnitas!

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French Fries, Low-Carb & Keto

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Crispy delicious fries!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine dry ingredients in bowl and mix until evenly distributed.
  2. Add water, mix well into a paste.
  3. Shape into a thin flat rectangle and cut desired shape.
  4. Pan fry in oil of choice (extra virgin olive oil, tallow, duck fat) over medium-low heat. Flip and continue cooking until a light golden color. Deeper golden/brown does not mean crunchier, it will simply taste burnt.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you decide NOT to use MSG, use 3g of kosher salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil works super well, but if you want fries that taste like McDonald's, use tallow. If you want fries full of flavor, use duck fat for some amazing duck fat fries!
  • Garnish with grated parmesan or pecorino romano and parsley for an extra flavor kick

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Nutrition Information
Serving Size All
Amount Per Serving Calories 284Total Fat 23.1gCarbohydrates 6.8gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 3.8gSugar 1.2gProtein 12.4g

NOTE! Nutrition Information is calculated WITHOUT the corn starch! If you add the cornstarch, add 4g net carbs!

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French Fries, Low-Carb & Keto
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