These Paleo + Keto baked jicama fries feel like the greatest low carb fry option! We seasoned them simply and baked them to make for an easy side that really hits the spot! These crunchy, healthy fries will be a new family favorite!
Tips For Peeling Jicama
You do need to peel the outer skin off of jicama before you enjoy it, which can seem a little daunting. Don’t be scared, and don’t reach for your vegetable peeler either. It’s really not too bad, and this video does a great job of breaking down how to safely get the outer skin off!
Before you begin to peel and slice your jicama, get a pot of water on the stove to boil. After you cut the jicama into 1/4 inch matchstick pieces, boil them for 10 minutes. This will help to soften them up a bit before you bake them. Your jicama fries will retain some crunch but not be as crunchy as they are raw.
If you haven’t really cooked much with nutritional yeast, you’re in for a treat with these jicama fries. Nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast, which means that it doesn’t pose an issue for those dealing with candida or yeast overgrowth. And you want to use it with these jicama fries! It adds a cheesy, umami flavor that’s perfectly addicting and finger licking good!
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Your Turn To Try These Jicama Fries
Making burgers or steak or chicken or just about anything…add these baked jicama fries as a healthy, low carb side dish! The whole family will enjoy them! Leave a comment below and let us know how it goes. Also, take a pic to share on Instagram. Tag us @realsimplegood so we can see and maybe share in our stories. Make sure to give us a follow if you don’t already. We’d love to stay connected!
Baked Jicama Fries (Paleo + Keto)
- Preheat oven to 425° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and combine dry seasonings in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Place about 4 cups of water in a large stock pot and bring to a boil.
- While water is heating up, carefully peel jicama using a pairing knife and chop into 1/4″ matchsticks. Once boiling, add jicama fries to pot, cover and boil for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and drain water. Either in a bowl or on the baking sheet, toss jicama fries with avocado oil and seasoning mixture. Spread out on baking sheet in an single layer and place in the oven.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through. Once done, remove and serve with your favorite dipping sauces!