Crispy and seasoned turnip chips make a great low carb and gluten-free snack. They are simple to make and can be baked in the oven or air fryer making a great snack for game day or movie night.
Turnips are not just for the stews and soups. This vegetable can be transformed into crunchy chips that go great with yogurt, dressings and dips, just like potato chips.
These made a great healthy alternative to potato chips and are so easy to make. We devoured the first batch and had to make another. I shall never look at a turnip the same again!
We prefer to air fry our turnip chips for a crispier chip but baked are just as tasty.
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CARBS IN TURNIPS
Despite being a root vegetable, turnips are a great vegetable for the keto diet with 1 medium turnip having about 6 net carbohydrates. They are low in calories and a great source of vitamin C.
DO TURNIPS TASTE LIKE POTATO?
I'll be totally honest with you and I don't think that turnips taste like potato raw as they can have a slightly bitter taste. However, when cooked they do make a pretty good substitute but do not taste exactly like potato, but are still a tasty vegetable. I'd say that they are more "potato-like". Seasoning is key with turnips.
We do enjoy turnips as a low carb to potatoes with our air fryer turnip fries recipe.
Grab a turnip, keto friendly oil and seasoning and you are set to make a batch of turnip chips.
For the oil, use a keto friendly oil such as olive oil, avocado oil or coconut oil.
When choosing a turnip, smaller ones are less bitter than larger ones. Choose turnips with the green tops attached and a blemish free skin. It should feel firm and have no soft spots on the skin.
For the seasoning we used a variety of spice mixtures. We found that a spicy mixture went well with the turnip and removed any faint bitterness that they sometimes can have. A few ideas are:
- Chili and lime powder
- Peri peri spice mix
- Cayenne pepper
- Garlic and onion powder
- Smoked paprika
- Nutritional yeast
EASIEST WAY TO CUT A TURNIP
Use a sharp knife to cut off the bottom and top of the turnip. Place the turnip on a cut side up and use a pairing knife to peel the skin. Cut the turnip in half and thinly slice.
HOW TO MAKE TURNIP CHIPS
These tasty low carb vegetable chips can be made in the air fryer or oven. The thinner the slice, the crispier the turnip chip.
Peel and thinly slice the turnip
Mix the oil and spices together in a bowl.
Coat the turnip slices in the seasoned oil
Place the seasoned turnip slices on a baking tray OR in an air fryer basket.
If you don't eat at batch all at once (ahem!) or are making them ahead, store the cooked chips in the fridge in an airtight container. They will last up to 2 days. If you want to "refresh" any crispiness, reheat them in the air fryer for a couple of minutes.
MORE KETO TURNIP RECIPES
If you want to explore this low carb vegetable alternative to potato, we have a couple of recipes you may want to try.
- 2 medium turnips
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
Seasoning (Can Vary to Own Taste)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
Prepare the Turnips
- With a sharp knife, slice the top and bottom off the turnip. With a pairing knife, peel the turnip skin. Turn the turnip on it's cut side and cut the turnip in half. Thinly slice the turnip halves. Or use a mandolin.
- In a medium bowl, mix the oil with the spices. Toss the turnip slices into the mixture, covering them.
Bake in Oven
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the turnip slices on the tray and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until crispy and golden, turning over half way.
Cook in Air Fryer
- Preheat the air fryer according to the manufacturers instructions.
- Place the turnip slices in the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook at 200C/400F degrees for 15 minutes, turning over after 10 minutes, until crispy and golden.
YOUR OWN NOTES