Air Fryer Jicama French Fries

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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, coconut wraps, SmartBuns, etc. – and don’t miss “real” buns on my keto burgers at all. What I did miss, were fries! I’ve tried zucchini fries which are definitely tasty, but they are obviously zucchini — and usually go for crispy brussels sprouts instead. Last week, I decided to jump on the jicama band wagon and see how they stack up against potatoes as a burger side. 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!

Air Fryer Keto Jicama Fries

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

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: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 595mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg

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