Step 1: Peeling the Rutabaga
Peel the root with a sharp knife, cutting away the outer skin all the way around the vegetable. Be careful to cut away from your body on a cutting board, the skin can be tough to cut.
Step 2: Cutting the Root into Matchsticks
Step 3: Boil the Fries
When the water is simmering, add the matchsticks and let them cook for 3-4 minutes until they are just able to be pierced by a fork.
Step 4: Baking the Fries
Prepare a dish with olive oil and your choice of seasoning, I used salt and freshly ground pepper.
Lay out the matchstick sized pieces on a cooking sheet in a single layer and baste the fries with the olive oil mixture.
Bake for 15 minutes. When they are ready they should be easily pierced by a fork but crispy on the surface and a little browned but not black. Be careful not to overcook the fries because they will be dry and chalky.
Step 5: Serve the Fries
Enjoy! They are best served piping hot!