Low Carb Crispy Jicama French Fries

You are going to love Jicama Fries because they are the perfect alternative to the white potato French Fries. These are crispy and well seasoned! 

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Crispy jicama French fries on a sheet pan

French fries. They’re pretty much everyones favorite food. They’re soft yet crispy goodness! But, sadly they’re loaded with carbs. However, there is a way to still enjoy French fries with a fraction of the carbs! Enter Jicama French fries!

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WHAT IS JICAMA?

 

Jicama is an awfully unique root vegetable. It has the shape of a large yellow onion, the skin of a potato (though a bit thicker), the taste of an apple (roughly), and the texture of a pair. In other words, it’s not exactly common. BUT, commonality does not always equate deliciousness! Jicama is super versatile, can be prepared a number of different ways, and is pretty low in carbs!

STEPS

how to make seasoned jicama fries step by step

Have you ever made home made French fries? If you have then good news! You pretty much already know how to make Jicama French fries then. There is only one additional step, but we’ll get to that in just a second.


First, as you’ll see in photo 1, you’ll want to cut your Jicama into French fries. Once you start this process, you’ll quickly begin to notice that Jicama is hard. Very hard. You’ll need a sharp knife and a little bit of elbow grease to chop these into fries. They will be worth the work though!

The next step, in photo 2, is is a little strange. Since Jicama is so hard, you’ll want to boil it for 15 minutes. Trust me, you do not want to skip this step. If you do, your fries will be as crispy as apple slices. Once you boil it, it will be soft, the sweetness of it will mostly gone, and it will pretty much look just like a normal fry (maybe just a little soggier).

Then, as you’ll see in photo 3, strain them and toss them in olive oil. Now for the fun part – seasoning them! We used paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper, but you can use whatever seasonings you prefer.

Finally, as shown in photo 4,  we baked the Jicama fries at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes. The result was crispy, soft Jicama fries that could pretty much pass for the real thing!

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Crispy jicama French fries on a sheet pan

Low Carb Crispy Jicama French Fries


  • Author: Dylan
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 55 Minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Sides
  • Cuisine: American

Description

You are going to love Jicama Fries because they are the perfect alternative to the white potato French Fries. These are crispy and well seasoned! 


Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Jicama
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 4 tbs Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Chop the Jicama into the shape French fries and boil for 15 minutes.
  3. Strain and place them in a large bowl.
  4. Coat fries with olive oil and then season with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and paprika.
  5. Arrange Jicama fries on a large baking sheet covered with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake at 425 for 30 minutes. Turn the fries half way through to ensure that both sides end up crispy!

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