A tasty and healthful substitute for regular French fries are jicama fries. Jicama is a root vegetable with a crisp texture and a mildly fragrant nutty flavor. Jicama fries that have been cooked are the ideal appetizer or side dish since they are crispy on the outside and fluffy and soft on the inside. Only a few basic ingredients are needed to prepare this recipe for fried jicama. For an irresistibly smokey and delicious flavor, the fries are seasoned with smoked paprika, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Jicama naturally has a sweetness that the spices bring out, giving the dish a well-balanced flavor.

Jicama fries are better for you than traditional fries, which is one of its best qualities. Jicama is excellent for folks who are dieting or attempting to follow a healthy diet because it is low in calories and high in fiber. Jicama is also a great source of vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium. French fries made with jicama are delectable both on their own and with a variety of dipping sauces. Popular condiments that complement the flavor of French fries include ketchup, mayonnaise, and aioli. Jicama French fries are a great option if you’re searching for a wholesome snack or tantalizing side dish. 

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See how great jicama tastes and how healthy it is by trying this dish!

  • 1 large jicama
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  1. Set the oven’s temperature to 400°F (200°C). 
  2. Jicama should be peeled and sliced into strips resembling french fries. 
  3. Jicama fries, olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper should all be combined in a mixing bowl. Stir until the seasonings are distributed evenly over the fries. 
  4. On a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, spread out the jicama fries in a single layer. 
  5. Fries should be baked for 20 to 25 minutes, turning them over halfway through, until crispy and browned. 

Serve hot with ketchup, mayo, or aioli as your preferred dipping sauce.