Jicama Fries. Okay, if you are anything like me…giving up french fries for a healthier lifestyle with better oils was not easy. To be honest, at in-n-out I still slip some of the time and just pay the price for fried french fries.
Some people are soft french fry people and some are crunchy french fry people. My grammy was always the best to go out to get burgers and fries because she loved the crunchy ones and I loved the squishy one. This was a match made in heaven, so I thought. You can skip the steaming process to have crunchy fries.
These jicama fries have changed the way we make fries at home. They are easy to make, great for a snack or addition to a meal.
Start by gathering a sheet pan and cooling rack. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Start with jicama sticks or whole jicama. Trader Joe’s, WholeFoods and our local co-op sell jicama in prepared sticks which saves you on prep time. If you can’t find those, you are more than welcome to peel and cut the jicama into 1/2 - 3/4 inch sticks.
Once they are cut, place strips into a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tablespoons of water. Cover and microwave for 15 minutes. If you don’t have a microwave (we don’t), you can steam them on the stovetop for 7-8 minutes to reach the same desired tenderness. If you skip this process of steaming, you will have crunchier jicama fries.
Remove sticks from microwave or stovetop, place in large bowl and toss with avocado oil and spices.
Get a sheet pan and place a cooling rack on it. Any wired rack with work. You want them to be able to cook throughly. Arrange sticks on the cooling rack.
Bake for 45 minutes at 400 degrees or until crispy. Enjoy!
· 1lb. sliced Jicama
· 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
· 1tsp Sea Salt
· 1 tsp Tumeric
· 1 tsp Paprika
· ½ tsp Chili Powder
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with foil and fit it with a cooling rack. (this helps with baking and clean up)
2. Place the jicama strips in a microwave-safe bowl Add two tablespoons of water. Cover, and microwave for 15 minutes, stopping once to gently stir. (If you don’t have a microwave, don’t worry. You can can steam them on the stove top for 7 mins)
3. In large bowl, toss the jicama fries with the avocado oil and the spices. Arrange on the cooling rack.
4. Bake for 45 minutes or until browned.
5. Serve immediately