These delicious baked jicama fries are a low-carb alternative to French fries and are coated with savory seasonings! They’re oven-roasted for that perfect crispy, golden brown outer layer. You’re going to love them!
Oven-Baked Jicama Fries Recipe
If you’ve never tried them before, jicamas are a Mexican yam that resemble a beet but have flesh similar to a potato. The taste of jicamas is mild and sweet and perfect for seasoning with all of your favorite flavors! But the best selling point, in my opinion, is the fact that this versatile root is super low in carbs and sugars, making it a healthier choice for things like fries! Prepare to be a fan!
These jicama fries are insanely delicious. They are seasoned with paprika, garlic, and shredded parmesan for flavor you’ll LOVE! Jicama fries are cheesy and savory with the best hint of warm spice. One bite of these and you’ll be hooked! Combined with the amazing golden outside they get, this is a perfect health-conscious (and keto-friendly!) snack to have without sacrificing flavor and texture!
Ingredients You’ll Need
As long as you’ve got jicamas, the rest of the ingredients are likely in your pantry right now! It only takes a few simple ingredients to make these delicious, crispy fries. Measurements for each of these ingredients can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Jicamas: You can find these next to other root vegetables at the grocery store. You’ll want them to be peeled and sliced before you start seasoning them.
- Olive Oil: Helps the seasonings stick and the outsides of the fries become nice and crispy. Melted butter works too!
- Grated Parmesan: Everything is better with parmesan! It adds the best cheesy flavor to these baked jicama fries. Try grating your own parmesan for the best flavor!
- Seasonings: I used a blend of minced garlic, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper. You can adjust the amount you add to your liking!
How to Make Baked Jicama Fries
It only takes a few simple steps to make these healthy jicama fries! They work great as an appetizer or quick and easy snack.
- Preheat Oven: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Add Jicama Slices to a Bowl: In a large bowl add the jicama and fill with water until covered.
- Blanch: Microwave for 10 minutes or until tender. (You can also boil them for 5 minutes on the stove.)
- Dry: Strain and dry the jicama.
- Season: Add them to a bowl with the olive oil, garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, parmesan, and salt and pepper.
- Bake: Place on a baking sheet with parchment and bake for 25-30 minutes or until crispy.
- Serve: Serve with fry sauce or ketchup
Tips for Making the Best Jicama Fries
This delicious fry alternative is one of my favorites. Here are a few extra ways to make sure your batch turns out perfectly!
- Blanch: Be sure to blanch your jicama slices before you bake them! This will make the insides of your fries nice and tender. I like to blanch my fries in the microwave. It’s hands-off and gives me time to prepare the seasoning!
- More Seasonings: These baked jicama fries are great for customizing. If you want a little more spice, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper to your seasoning mix! Cajun and lemon pepper seasonings are also great for switching things up!
You’ve got to have some delicious dips to serve your jicama fries with! They add an extra boost of flavor and are so creamy and delicious! These are a few of my family’s favorite dips that we always have when homemade fries are around! I know you will love them as much as we do. You can find my full list of sauces and dips here.
Storing Leftover Fries
These yummy fries never last long at our house, but you can store and enjoy them later if you have leftovers!
- In the Refrigerator: In an airtight container, your jicama fries will last for up to 4 days.
Note: I always like to crisp up my fries a little when they’ve been refrigerated for a few days. I recommend popping them in the oven on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees F.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a large bowl add the jicama and fill with water until covered.
Microwave for 10 minutes or until tender. (You can also boil them for 5 minutes on the stove.)
Strain and dry the jicama.
Add them to a bowl with the olive oil, garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, parmesan, and salt and pepper.
Place on a baking sheet with parchment and bake for 25-30 minutes or until crispy.
Serve with fry sauce or ketchup.
Calories275kcal (14%)Carbohydrates31g (10%)Protein4g (8%)Fat16g (25%)Saturated Fat3g (15%)Polyunsaturated Fat2gMonounsaturated Fat10gCholesterol5mg (2%)Sodium123mg (5%)Potassium527mg (15%)Fiber17g (68%)Sugar6g (7%)Vitamin A378IU (8%)Vitamin C67mg (81%)Calcium105mg (11%)Iron2mg (11%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.