Learn how to make the best jicama fries in the oven using just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. These crispy jicama fries are the perfect side dish for all French fries lovers without all those carbs and calories.
I don’t think I’ve ever made an easier and more delicious side dish like this one. It turned out to be extremely crispy, crunchy, and flavorful, and it pairs perfectly with many dishes and dipping sauces.
These jicama fries are the perfect choice for anyone looking for something new to add to their snack or side dish list. So whether you are dipping them in your favorite sauce or simply eating them on their own, these easy jicama fries will become a staple in your house.
- 1 What Is Jicama?
- 2 Is Jicama Keto?
- 3 Does Jicama Taste Like Potatoes?
- 4 Why Are You Going To Love This Jicama Fries Recipe
- 5 Ingredients For Jicama Fries
- 6 How To Make Jicama Fries
- 7 Air Fryer Jicama
- 8 Dipping Sauces For Jicama Fries
- 9 Tips and Variations
- 10 Storing Ideas
- 11 Serving Ideas
- 12 Jicama Fries
What Is Jicama?
Originating from Mexico, jicama is a root vegetable also known as yam bean, Mexican turnip, or Chinese potato similar to the turnip and can be enjoyed raw or cooked in a variety of dishes, such as salads, stir-fries, and as a substitute for potatoes or other starchy vegetables in recipes.
Jicama is a round, bulbous vegetable with a rough, brown skin that needs to be peeled before eating. T
Jicama is low in calories, high in fiber, and a good source of vitamin C and potassium. It is also a popular ingredient in Mexican, Latin American, and Southeast Asian cuisines.
Is Jicama Keto?
Jicama is a root vegetable that is low in carbohydrates and high in fiber, which makes it a great choice for those following a keto diet. A 100-gram serving of raw jicama contains only 4.9 grams of net carbs (total carbs minus fiber), making it a keto-friendly option.
Jicama can be a healthy and satisfying addition to a keto diet, especially for those looking for low-carb vegetable options. I
Does Jicama Taste Like Potatoes?
Jicama and potatoes have some similarities in terms of their texture and culinary uses, but they have distinct flavor profiles. Jicama has a mild, slightly sweet taste that is often compared to a cross between a pear and a water chestnut. On the other hand, potatoes have a starchy, earthy flavor that absorbs any seasonings well.
While both can be used in dishes such as salads, soups, and stir-fries, jicama doesn’t taste like potatoes.
Overall, jicama has a unique taste and texture that is different from potatoes.
If you’ve never tried this root vegetable before, it’s worth giving this jicama fries recipe a try to experience its unique flavor and texture.
Why Are You Going To Love This Jicama Fries Recipe
- Super easy to make using only 5 ingredients.
- You can make baked or fried jicama fries.
- It’s a healthier alternative to regular fries.
- Has a crispy texture.
- Loaded with delicious flavor from the seasoning and parmesan cheese.
- You can season them according to your likes.
Ingredients For Jicama Fries
You will love this delicious recipe for jicama fries since it’s made from only 5 ingredients that are super easy to find, and together, it creates a delicious side dish recipe that everyone will love. Here is a list of everything you will need:
- Jicama – this is the main ingredient for this recipe, so make sure that you choose a jicama that has a firm and smooth surface without any bruises.
- Avocado Oil – feel free to replace it with olive oil or other vegetable oil.
- Salt&Pepper – to taste, but you can also use your favorite seasoning
- Garlic Powder – you can skip it or replace it with onion powder if you want.
- Paprika – use smoked paprika for an intense smoky flavor.
- Parmesan Cheese – you will need freshly shredded parmesan cheese.
How To Make Jicama Fries
This recipe for homemade jicama fries it’s one of the easiest side dish recipes that it’s extremely easy and quick to make; prepare all the ingredients and mix them, then the oven will do the rest. Here are the instructions that you have to follow:
Preheat The Oven
Preheat oven to 425°F/220C and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix The Seasonings
Add the avocado oil, pepper, paprika, salt, and pepper to a bowl and mix until well combined.
Preparing and Cutting the Jicama
Peel the jicama with a sharp knife or vegetable peeler. Cut off the top and bottom ends of the jicama to create a flat surface.
Stand the jicama on one of its flat ends and slice it in half vertically using a sharp knife.
Cut each half into thin slices, then cut each into thin sticks. Aim for a thickness of around 1/4 inch.
Place the fries into a pot with boiling water and boil until soft for about 10 minutes. Drain and pat dry using paper towels.
If you try to bake or air fry raw jicama, you may find that it doesn’t cook well. To achieve a texture similar to potatoes, it’s recommended to first blanch the jicama first to soften it, and then bake or air fry it.
Season The Jicama Fries
Add the jicama fried to the bow, then add the seasoning mixture and shredded parmesan cheese.
Mix using a spatula until everything is well coated with seasoning.
Bake The Jicama Fries
Spread the jicama fries in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
Enjoy them with your favorite dipping sauce.
Air Fryer Jicama
It’s super easy to make air fryer jicama fries. Once you cut and season the jicama, spread them out in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
Cook the jicama fries for 15-20 minutes at 375°F /190°C, shaking the basket occasionally to ensure even cooking. The jicama fries are done when they are golden brown and crispy.
Dipping Sauces For Jicama Fries
Jicama fries can be paired with a variety of dipping sauces, depending on your personal taste preferences. Here are a few ideas for dipping sauces to try:
- Lime-Cilantro Dip: In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup of sour cream, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, and salt to taste. This tangy and creamy dip is perfect for pairing with jicama fries.
- Chipotle Mayo: Mix together 1/4 cup of mayonnaise and 1-2 teaspoons of adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers. Add salt and pepper to taste. This smoky and slightly spicy dip goes well with the sweetness of jicama.
- Avocado Dip: In a food processor, combine 1 ripe avocado, 1/4 cup of sour cream, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth and creamy. This rich and creamy dip is perfect for jicama fries.
- Garlic Aioli: Mix together 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, 1 clove of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. This garlicky dip is perfect for those who love bold flavors.
These are just a few examples of the many dipping sauces that can be paired with jicama fries. Feel free to experiment with different ingredients and flavors to find the perfect dip for you!
Tips and Variations
- Make sure you cut the jicama fries into similar sizes to ensure they cook evenly.
- Add one tsp of red pepper chili flakes to make spicy jicama fries.
- Don’t overcrowd the fries in the tray; otherwise, they will not cook evenly and will not be crispy.
- Feel free to add your favorite dried herbs to the seasoning mixture.
- Fridge: The jicama fries leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an airtight container.
- Freezer: I don’t recommend freezing these jicama fries since they will turn out soggy.
- Reheating: When my fries have been in the fridge for a few days, I place them on a baking sheet and bake them in the oven at 400F for 10 minutes until crispy.
However, you can freeze uncooked jicama fries and bake them from frozen. Then, you just increase the cooking time to 25-30 minutes.
Since they taste like regular french fries, these jicama fries can be enjoyed with many dipping sauces or served as a side dish. Here are some great ideas:
- 2 pound jicama peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Peel and cut the jicama into thin sticks.
- Add jicama fries sticks to a microwave-safe bowl and cover with water. Microwave for 6-8 minutes until soft. Drain the water and pat dry using clean paper towels.
- Preheat oven to 425°F/220C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the avocado oil, parmesan cheese, paprika, salt, and pepper to a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Add the jicama fries to the bowl and mix until the fries are well coated with seasoning.
- Spread the jicama fries in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until crispy.
- Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.