Extra Crisp Jicama Fries 🍟 gluten free, keto & paleo

Scouring the web to sub your dear-old-fries? Look no further than these extra crisp (and utterly delicious!) low carb and keto jicama fries!

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Keto Jicama Fries 🍟

An Extra Crisp Affair

If you frequent the site, you’re likely already aware that I have a penchant for radishes impersonating potatoes (think roasted, wedges, or even hash browns).

Still, I was curious about the growing popularity of jicama fries and decided to give them a roast (thanks for the rec Marta S.!).

Ahem, they’re fairly amazing. So while radishes are probably more potato-like, roasted jicama fries are an utterly delicious veggie in their own right. They’re extra crisp (both from the roasting and their natural bite), taste great, and are stupid-easy to whip up.

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It’s perfect pairing? A simple 5-min homemade mayo (coming to the blog very soon!).

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The One Trick

Patience! Matter of fact, this also applies to regular roasted potatoes, as you want to cook them up long enough that they get properly crisp, yet somewhat soft.

Depending on your oven (and how thick you cut them up), this can take anywhere from 45 mins to 1 hour.

Alternatively, you can always fry them up and they come out great too. Just do keep in mind that (at least from what I could tell), they do seem to soak up more oil than your regular fries.

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Extra Crisp Paleo, Low Carb & Keto Jicama Fries

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, keto, low carb, paleo
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 side-dish servings
Calories: 99 kcal

Scouring the web to sub your dear-old-fries? Look no further than these extra crisp (and utterly delicious!) low carb and keto jicama fries!

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Ingredients

Serving suggestions

  • mayonnaise freshly made

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400Β°F/200Β°C. Brush a baking dish or rimmed tray with olive oil.

  2. Rinse and peel your jicama. Carefully cut in half, place cut-side down and slice roughly 1/2-inch thick pieces (this will keep the jicama stable). Slice the pieces further into 'fries', keeping in mind that the thinner your fries, the faster they'll cook!

  3. Add jicama fries to prepared baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Roast for 45-60 minutes, until golden and crisp, tossing them about half way through. 

  4. Serve right away with mayo (highly suggested!). 

Recipe Notes

Please note that nutrition facts are estimated per 100g serving (just 4g net carbs in jicama vs about 15g in potatoes!).Β 

Nutrition Facts
Extra Crisp Paleo, Low Carb & Keto Jicama Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Potassium 150mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 24.5%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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22 comments

  1. Suzanne says:

    Curious if you’ve experimented with using shredded jicama as a hash brown substitute? I’ll try the frys when next I need a potato fix. Thanks for all your work to make the world lower carb!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Suzanne! I haven’t, but that’s because radishes make THE BEST hash browns (search for hash browns on the site!) xo and it’s my absolute pleasure πŸ˜‰

  2. Mary Lord says:

    o.k. so apparently a jicama is some sort of a radish but what type? if I wanted to make this recipe, what would I need to look for at the store just any radish or some special type of thing? can you please help me out? we’re going away and will probably be service hamburgers for dinners and I’d like to make some fries. I try to go with the Paleo and Keto whenever possible but isn’t able to be as often as I’d like due to finances. love the stuff I’ve been making though and love your site.

    • Paola says:

      Hi Mary! I’m sorry I didn’t include a picture of an actual jicama in the post (didn’t even think about it as they’re so common here in Mexico!) -https://www.google.com/search?q=jicama&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi_oviYydHcAhVHRK0KHSL-DZMQ_AUICigB&biw=1174&bih=777

      They’re a bit different to radishes, but if you can’t find them you can also make radish wedges (search the site for ‘radish’ and you’ll get a few options!). I hope this helped and so awesome to hear you’re enjoying the recipes 😘!

    • LINDA HOLLANDER says:

      If you have a Trader Joe nearby, you should be able to get their ready to go, raw humans in a plastic container in the refrigerated produce section. It is delicious and different. Very crispy.

      • RT says:

        “Raw humans in a plastic container”
        Trader Joe must be very different then I remember! And how is that refrigerated produce? Don’t think I will look here for recipes anymore!!

  3. wilma says:

    II live in Mississauga in Canada and have had trouble finding Jimicia
    Does anyone know of a grocery chain thatt carries this
    ppproduct I sure miss fries

  4. Patricia says:

    Paola,
    We purchased an air fryer specifically for these yummy treats…I slice the jicama thin like chips…pop them in a bowl with olive oil and herbs…we like itailian spices , salt and pepper mix it all up.
    20min at 390-400 degrees and shake up half way thru….my diabetic husband is much happier.❀️❀️❀️

  5. terdralynn says:

    I love jicama ANYTHING! I love raw slices because they taste like a mix of apples and white potatoes. I’ve heard the taste described as “savory apple”. Jicama is one of the few plants that do not bother any part of my digestive system. The things are so daggone hard, and the peeling doesn’t want to let go, so it takes me forever to cut them! I got some new ceramic knives, though, and those may make it easier. The easiest way to cut them I’ve found so far is to slice them on my meat slicer, then do what I need to do with them.

  6. Stan says:

    We make these all the time! Fantastic roasted, fried and even on the grill- you’re right though, they do soak up more oil fried. We fry them up with coconut oil and lard, very sinful lol

    • Paola says:

      Tbh I don’t have an air fryer (yet!), so can’t confirm 100%- but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work just as well

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