Rutabaga Fries


This is a great recipe because it’s compatible with so many diets.

To make it low salicylate or SAG, use ghee or sunflower oil.

For 100% dairy-free, avoid ghee.

For keto, eat sparingly.


  • 3-4 Rutabagas
  • Ghee or expeller-pressed coconut oil
  • Salt


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Peel rutabagas, slice off top end where the greens attach. Slice into fries.

Melt ghee or coconut oil in a pan and toss raw rutabaga fries in oil until they are coated. Spread out into a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle salt on fries (or any other seasoning you’d like, Primal Palate’s Meat and Potatoes spice blend is perfect on these fries, but if you need to be to low phenol stick with just salt).

Bake at 425 degrees for 35-45 minutes, turning fries occasionally for even browning.

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  1. Re: Rutabaga Fries- On top Sunflr oil ismentioned (low salicylates?), in the recipe coconut oil appears (high in salicylates). Is there a list of foods -low in all three -amines, salicy’tes, and glutamine- thanks shvaG

  2. Hi
    Could you please help.
    I am at a stage where I’m hyper allergic to esp glutamate, the net is very confusing, lots of contradictive food lists.
    What is your opinion on organic olive oil, coconut oil, the greens of spring onions and leeks.
    If you have a food list , sorry,
    With regards Shanti

    • Shanti, I can’t give personal advice, so always consult with your healthcare professional. It depends what you are allergic to. One of the confusing parts might be that while (according to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital food intolerance information) these foods are not listed high in glutamate, they are higher in other natural compounds like salicylates and amines. And some diets remove all of them, so that’s one area you may find contradictory information.


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