Harvest of the Month Recipe for March

These rutabaga fries are quick and easy to make. This is the recipe made in our cafeterias, but feel free to improvise on this basic structure. Use your favorite spice mix or add hardy herbs like rosemary or thyme. Students seem to like them best with ketchup.

Rutabaga Fries
Yield: 8 Servings


2 lbs of rutabagas
3 tbsp of vegetable oil
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
Black pepper to taste


  1. Peel rutabagas and cut int 1/4-inch fries using a sharp knife
  2. Toss rutabaga fries with oil
  3. Combine salt, black pepper and paprika and toss rutabaga fries with seasonings
  4. Roast in a single layer on a sheet pan at 400° F for 25-30 minutes in an oven or until well-browned
  5. Adjust salt to taste
  6. Let cool in a single layer to retain crispness