Kitchen Vocabulary: 'Peeled' Veggie Fries

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Hello fall! Celebrate the beginning of fall with root vegetables! These delicious veggie fries use a variety of root vegetables to make a delicious snack. This weeks kitchen vocabulary word is peel. To peel means to remove the skin. We peel using a peeler. In this veggie fry recipe we will be peeling the vegetable skin!

Kitchen Vocabulary: ‘Peeled’ Veggie French Fries

4 servings as a snack

Prep time: 20 minutes / Cook time: 20 minutes / Total time: 40 minutes

Kitchen vocabulary word: Peel



  • 1 small/medium sweet potato

  • 1 parsnip

  • 2 carrots

  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil

  • 2 Tablespoons of rosemary, dill and cilantro (chopped)

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  • 1 vegetable peeler

  • 1 Tablespoon measuring spoon

  • Kid chef knife

  • Cutting board

  • Medium bowl

  • Spoon


  • Wash hands and vegetables.

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF.

  • Use the vegetable peeler to remove the skin from the parsnip. Remember to always peel away from yourself!

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  • Use the peeler to peel the skin away from the remaining vegetables (carrots and parsnip).

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  • ** Grown-up step ** Once the vegetables are peeled, cut them in half lengthwise to make it easier for your kid chef to cut into wedges.

  • Kid chef, use the kid chef knife to cut each vegetable into equal sized wedges.

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  • Set aside the vegetables in the medium sized bowl.

  • Chop one sprig rosemary. Tip: for the rosemary, hold upside down between pointer finger and thumb. Using the other hand, comb fingers through rosemary to remove the stems. (Note: grown-up might need to help with grown-up chef knife).

  • Chop up cilantro, dill and rosemary.

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  • Remove cilantro leaves from stems and chop.

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  • Add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to bowl with veggie fries.

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  • Next, add one Tablespoon of rosemary, dill and cilantro.

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  • With the oil and herbs added, stirr the ingredients with the vegetable wedges in the bowl.

  • Dump about a Tablespoon of oil on the baking sheet. Use a pastry brush or paper towels to paint the oils onto the sheet.

  • Evenly place the vegetable wedges on the baking sheet.

  • ** Grown-up step ** Place the baking sheet in the oven. Kid, set a timer for 10 minutes. Grown-up, when the timer goes off, turn the fries over. Kid, set a timer for a second 10 minutes. Grown-up, take fries out at the end of the second timer or when they are crisp and lightly brown.

  • Serve with your favorite condiment!

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About the Author and Photographer


Julia Tricolla is a senior communication management and design major at Ithaca College. She is the Senior Editor and Treasurer at Buzzsaw Magazine and has previously interned at 5 Star Apparel in New York City.

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