Clean + Delicious Jicama Fries
To be honest, I haven’t heard of or tried jicama until a year ago, and once I tried it I was hooked! In case you aren’t familiar with jicama, it’s a root vegetable that has a starchy white inside, and can be eaten raw or cooked. It has a very mild flavor so you can really dress it up lots of different ways. Jicama has tons of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, folate, potassium and magnesium, and is filled with fiber, antioxidants and water.
One of my favorite ways to eat jicama is to cook it into healthy “fries” with tons of spices! It’s so delicious, extremely healthy and not very hard to make! Look how good these look! Get the tasty recipe and try it for yourself.
HOW TO MAKE IT:
Peel and cut 1 jicama into fry shapes (about 1/4" thick) or buy pre-cut jicama spears at the grocery store.
Boil fries in water for about 8 mins, then drain and pat dry (this step is optional, but if you don't do this then they will be crunchier. Up to you!)
Mix jicama fries in a bowl with avocado oil so they are all evenly and lightly coated.
Then add lots and lots of spices! Here are the specific spices I used: sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric and paprika. The key is to really cover the fries with TONS of spices. Go big or go home!
Lay fries on a sheet with parchment paper with a little bit of space between fries.
Bake at 425 degrees for about 40 mins, flipping the fries halfway.
Serve with your favorite dip. I served mine with some mashed avocado and chili flakes, but it would also taste great with some Primal Kitchen Foods ketchup (my favorite healthy ketchup).