Air Fryer Jicama French Fries

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Lolita Carrico
A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Three years later, she has maintained a 55-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

We’re big on burgers in our home. Burger night and Taco Tuesday are rarely missed. While I’ve always gone protein-style, I love trying bun alternatives – lettuce, cabbage, Cut Da Carb flatbread, SmartBuns, etc. – and don’t miss “real” buns on my keto burgers at all. What I did miss, were french fries! I’ve tried the alternatives to keto french fries: zucchini fries which are definitely tasty, but they are obviously zucchini — and usually go for crispy brussels sprouts instead without trying to recreate a keto french fry. But then last week, I decided to make keto french fries from jicama and see how they stack up against potatoes as the classic burger side dish.

The results: Delicious! It’s all about the seasoning – but jicama has a very potato-like texture (minus the carbs) and with some manipulating, turned out great. I dipped them in Primal Kitchen’s Spicy Ketchup and was in heaven!

What is Jicama?

Jicama is a crunchy root vegetable that’s also known as Mexican yam. Packed with vitamin C, jicama is tasty both raw or cooked, as we prepared them in these keto fries. I love them in salads for a low carb crunch or in keto cole slaws as well.

Low Carb Keto French Fries

You can make these low carb jicama fries in the air fryer or bake them – either way, they were such a close dupe, that my son didn’t realize they were keto french fries until I told him!

Air Fryer Keto Jicama Fries

Potato who? These jicama fries and crispy and the perfect side for burgers and hot dogs for summer BBQs.
5 from 2 votes
Course Side Dish
Servings 2
Calories 190 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole jicama peeled and cut into 1/2 inch sticks
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Peel and cut the jicama into your preferred french fry shape. Thinner works better - I cut mine to about 1/2 inch thickness per "stick"
  • Boil a large pot of water on the stove and add the cut jicama sticks. Boil for about 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Drain and use paper towels to remove excess moisture from the jicama fries.
  • Place in a large bowl and coat with oil and then add seasonings. Toss to coat thoroughly.
  • Add the fries to your air fryer in a single layer (or, if you don't have an air fryer, lay them on a sheet pan).
  • Set air fryer (or oven) to 400 degrees. If using a traditional oven, preheat before putting the pan in.
  • Cook for 20 minutes in the air fryer or 30 minutes in the oven.
  • When done, add extra salt or seasonings to taste and dig in!

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 595mgPotassium: 494mgFiber: 16gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 69IUVitamin C: 67mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
Keyword jicama
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