Keto fries. Is there really such a thing as low carb french fries? Jicama fries are about as close as you can get.
Do you miss the good old days of grabbing a burger and fries? I sure do. But, what’s a great low carb replacement for potatoes?
I suppose you could use roasted radishes or turnip to make low carb fries. I’ve even seen people use rutabaga. However, I wanted to see how jicama fries tasted.
Jicama is a bit higher in carbs than radish or turnip. So if you are on a strict keto diet, you may want to use those root vegetables instead to make keto fries.
How to make keto fries with jicama
You need to peel and slice the fresh jicama unless you can find them already peeled and cut into sticks. Because it’s difficult to get uniform slices by hand I used a mandoline slicer with a very sharp blade.
One thing about jicama is that it’s very crisp. Therefore, it’s best to boil the raw jicama before baking. I put them in boiling water for about ten minutes before cooking them in the oven.
I was in the mood for seasoned low carb fries, so I sprinkled on some spices. If you like hot spicy, feel free to add some cayenne powder. I kept it on the mild side for mine.
There are many different seasoning blends you can use. I had a large jar of smoky paprika so I used that along with cumin. Garlic powder and salt were also sprinkled in.
After mixing in the seasonings, the keto fries are spread out evenly on a greased baking sheet. I like to just drizzle on some avocado oil or olive oil. Then, the low carb french fries are baked at 400°F for about 30 minutes.
Jicama Fries Recipe Variations
Even though jicama is a firm root, these oven-baked fries were soft. If you want them to be crisp on the outside, frying them in oil should help. Browning them under the broiler may also work.
I’m going to try making low carb fries out of radish and turnip to see how they compare. The process would be the same, but those may not require boiling first.
I’d like to have some of these tasty keto fries ready to go in the freezer. When I have time, I’ll do some experimenting with that. However, I’d likely have to blanch the fries before freezing them.
Serving Seasoned Jicama Fries
I ate these low carb fries with a bunless burger. I also added some low carb ketchup for dipping. It’s a great sauce to have on hand if you don’t want to take the time to make your own.
They are also great served with low carb chili and cheese on top!
Other Jicama Recipes
Ready to start experimenting with jicama? You may enjoy these other keto friendly recipes:
- Roasted Jicama with green beans is an easy baked side dish made on a sheet pan.
- Keto Apple Pie Filling is perfect for filling sweet Fathead dough pastry.
- Watermelon Salsa is a light and refreshing alternative to tomato based salsa.
- Broccoli Salad adds in the crunch of jicama and a zingy avocado dressing.
Jicama Fries (Low Carb French Fries) Recipe
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Keto Fries (Low Carb Jicama French Fries)
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- 2 cups jicama sliced (about 1 small)
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt divided
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Peel jicama and slice into french fry pieces.
- Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon sea salt into medium pot of water. Bring to a boil.
- Boil jicama fries in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain in colander.
- Place drained jicama pieces into a large mixing bowl. Coat with avocado oil, then sprinkle on 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, garlic powder, cumin, and smoked paprika. Blend in spices.
- Spread fries onto oiled baking pan. Bake at 400°F for 30 minutes, turning halfway through baking time, until fries are crisp.
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