Spicy Carrot Sticks

Easy to prepare, kid friendly, holiday friendly... what more can I say? This recipe for spicy carrot sticks is a winner. 


  • 12 medium or 1 bag of carrots, peeled, ends trimmed

  • 2 egg whites from a large egg

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt  


1. Preheat oven to 450F. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. Cut each carrot in half to make 2 (3-4 inch) pieces.

3. Cut each carrot half in half lengthwise. With the cut-side-down on your cutting board, cut each half into 3 equal strips to make carrot sticks.

4. Place the egg white into a large shallow bowl or container and whip with a fork or whisk till foamy.

5. In a large bowl, mix the olive oil, water, garlic powder, cumin, sugar, paprika, and white pepper.

6. Place the carrot sticks into the beaten egg; turning to coat the carrots in the egg white.

7. Remove the carrots from the egg white and stir into the spice mixture. Arrange in a single layer on the prepared pan. Sprinkle with salt.

8. Roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes.

9. Transfer to a serving plate or bowl.