After the success of our keto daikon chips, we have a brand-new, low-carb veggie crisps recipe for you. These oven-baked rutabaga chips with Cajun seasoning are so tasty and healthy you'll come back for more.
We sliced rutabaga into super-thin chips, seasoned them with a spicy Cajun-style rub and a dash of extra virgin olive oil. Then, we slow-baked them in the oven until dry and crispy. In one hour, you can have mouthwatering chips with a fraction of the calories than classic fried potato crisps.
Cajun seasoning is a brilliant spice blend that works well with pretty much anything. Its hot and spicy flavour pairs wonderfully with rutabaga, and thanks to paprika, it gives a lovely reddish tone to the chips. You can use store-bought Cajun seasoning or make it from scratch following our recipe below.
Rutabaga, also known as swede or yellow turnip, belongs to the cabbage family. It has a light yellow flesh and a mildly sweet, earthy flavour. Despite being a root vegetable, it has far fewer carbs than potatoes or parsnips, making it a perfect keto-friendly alternative.
Weight-by-weight, rutabaga has almost three times fewer carbs than potatoes. A 100g serving provides only 3 grams of net carbs (the amount of digestible carbohydrates), nearly 5 times less than those found in potatoes. So, if you're following a ketogenic diet or looking for a low-calorie option to classic crisps, these swede chips are just perfect.
To make them even healthier, we opted for baking them with a little oil instead of deep-frying them. This way, we were able to cut the fats in half, which means fewer calories too. A 25g (1 oz) serving of these rutabaga chips provides only 89 calories but packs almost 20 % of your RDI of fibres — all with just 6 % RDI of fats.