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Baked Jicama Fries: an easy, healthy recipe for keto-friendly fries

Total time: 55 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist
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Ingredients
jicama
1 pound, peeled and cut into fries
Lime juice
1 tbsp
Olive oil
1 tbsp
Sea salt
1/2 tsp
Garlic powder
1/2 tsp
Paprika
1/2 tsp
Chili powder
1/2 tsp
Cumin
1/4 tsp
Ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
Cilantro
1/4 cup, chopped for garnish

If you're looking for an incredibly delicious healthy alternative to classic French fries, you need to try this baked jicama fries recipe. These delicious baked jicama fries are keto-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan, so they're a great addition to every diet, no matter what your lifestyle is like. Lightly sweet, with a crispy, crunchy outside and tender inside, they're a perfect low-carb snack or side dish you can eat with just about anything. Make baked jicama fries and serve them with burgers, pulled pork, roast chicken, or steaks – anytime you'd serve up roast potatoes or French fries.

What is Jicama?

Jicama is a root vegetable that comes from Mexico. It's also known as the Mexican yam bean or Mexican turnip. Its white flesh closely resembles a potato, and it has a crispy, crunchy texture and lightly sweet, almost nutty taste. Raw jicama tastes a little like apple. Although it tastes slightly sweet, jicama is low in sugar and carbs, making it great for diabetics and anyone looking to reduce their sugar and carbohydrate intake. Plus, they're loaded with fiber, vitamin C, and other nutrients. Jicama can be eaten cooked or raw, and its refreshing flavor makes it a wonderful addition to salads and sandwiches.

How to Make Jicama Fries

To make the best homemade jicama fries, preheat your oven to 425°F. Peel the jicama and cut them into fries with a sharp knife. Put the fries in a microwave-safe bowl and add enough water so the fries are submerged. Microwave them for 6 minutes. While the fries are boiling, whisk the other ingredients in a large bowl to combine. Drain the jicama and lay the fries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pour the seasoning over the fries, then toss to coat them. Spread them out and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until they start to brown.

Tips for Easy Baked Jicama Fries

Want to make air fryer jicama fries? It's easy. Microwave the jicama in water for 6 minutes. While the jicama is boiling, heat your air fryer to 365°F. Remove the jicama from the microwave, pat it dry, then toss it with the seasoning as listed in the recipe. Lay the jicama fries in a single layer in the basket of your air fryer and cook for 25 to 30 minutes.

To deep-fry jicama fries, heat the oil to 350°F and fry them for 7 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Serve your jicama fries with your favorite dips. Ketchup, chimichurri sauce, aioli, and cilantro-lime sauce are all excellent.

How to Store Keto Jicama Fries

Another reason why we love jicama fries is the fact they still taste amazing even after a few days. They won't get sad and soggy like normal French fries. Leftover jicama fries will last for 4 days in the fridge when stored in an airtight container.

How to Freeze Baked Jicama Fries

Want to have jicama fries on demand? Try freezing them! You can reheat baked jicama fries in the oven or a skillet. Alternatively, you can freeze seasoned uncooked jicama fries to bake on the fly. Follow the recipe instructions up to the point of baking. Instead of putting the tray in the oven, pop it in the freezer until the jicama fries are completely frozen. Place them in a freezer-safe bag and take them out when you're ready to cook them.

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Put the jicama fries in a microwave-safe bowl and cover them with water. Microwave them for 6 minutes. Drain. Arrange the jicama on the baking sheet.

Whisk the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Pour over the jicama and toss to coat. Spread the fries in a single layer on the tray. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

Jicama peel is inedible. Make sure to remove it before cooking the jicama.

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