Do you follow a low carb diet and ever feel yourself gravitating toward a plate of warm, crispy french fries, but, just barely, stop yourself from indulging…? Yeah, ME TOO. Ohhh, have I got the solution for you!
I have put together this recipe for Golden Jicama Fries that is going to absolutely blow. you. AWAY. Topped with fresh parsley and cooked to crispy deliciousness, this dish provides nutrients, is ultra low in net carbs, AND, to put it simply, is just SO TASTY.
In just an hour of your time, you can have these delicious jicama fries prepped, baked, and ready to be eaten! Just wait. This golden jicama fries recipe is going to become your new go-to.
Low-Carb Golden Jicama Fries
If you adhere to any variation of keto, low carb, paleo, or Whole30 diet lifestyles, you are probably used to skipping on the fries. Well, today is your lucky day, because these fries are compliant with ALL of those diet types! Totally low carb, a serving of these ahhhh-mazing fries only contains 3.1 grams of net carbs. Yes, you read that right! 3.1 grams only!
These keto jicama fries are seriously delicious, and the PERFECT alternative to regular potato-made fries. Healthier (one serving contains only 62 calories!), just as easy, and just as tasty!
What is Jicama?
You may be wondering what jicama actually is. Native to Mexico, jicamas are a root vegetable similar to a turnip! From the outside, they have a coloring similar to a russet potato but are shaped like an onion. Frequently compared to a potato, pear, and water chestnut, if this is your first time eating jicama, you’re going to be wondering why you didn’t start eating this vegetable sooner!
In addition to being delicious and super versatile, jicamas are jammed packed with nutrients (vitamin E, calcium, and zinc, just to name a few!). High in fiber, one cup of jicama contains 23% of the recommend daily intake for women and 17% for men.
Additionally, jicamas are FULL of antioxidants that have been shown to lessen the risk of several diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. These little vegetables pack a nutritional-punch!
Benefits of Turmeric
Within this recipe are a variety of spices, including onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and turmeric. Together, the spices give these keto jicama fries a seriously tasty edge. Like the jicama itself, these spices also provide health benefits, most notably, turmeric.
Did you know turmeric is SUPER beneficial when it comes to health? This spice is quite mighty, and can literally act as a natural alternative to Advil. Studies have shown that people have taken turmeric in the place of Advil and experienced the same pain relief. How awesome is THAT?!
In addition to relieving pain, turmeric is also great for helping with digestion, thanks to its antioxidants. It improves liver function AND can help to reduce the risk of cancer. This tasty combination of ingredients provides you with awesome anti-inflammatory nutrients that help your overall health!
How to make Golden Jicama Fries… It is SO easy!
Slice peeled jicama into fries and add to boiling salted water and boil for 10 minutes. Transfer boiled jicama to a large mixing bowl.
Drizzle jicama with avocado oil.
Sprinkle jicama with salt…
…and garlic powder…
…and turmeric. Using tongs, toss until jicama is fully-coated in oil and spices.
Transfer seasoned jicama onto the prepared baking sheet in single layer.
Bake for 35 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before garnishing with chopped fresh parsley.
Perfect for lots of diets!
- Keto and Low Carb: This dish is keto compliant as one serving contains only 3.1 grams of net carbs.
- Paleo and Whole30: These golden baked jicama fries are an awesome addition to any paleo and Whole30 diet.
- Egg Free: This recipe does not use any eggs.
- Nut Free: Completely free of nuts, these golden jicama fries are safe to consume for those with nut allergies and intolerances.
- Coconut Free: No coconut ingredients are included in this recipe.
- Vegetarian and Vegan: Completely free of any animal products, these fries are great for a vegetarian diet and a vegan diet.
- Sugar Free: There is no sugar in this recipe.
More tasty dishes from Real Balanced
Looking for more tasty dishes from Real Balanced that you could use for size dishes or appetizers? I have you COVERED! Check out these delish ideas:
- Keto BLT Dip
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Poppers
- Bacon-Wrapped Maple Parmesan Asparagus Bundles
- Cheesy Chicken Fritters
- Spicy Salmon Poppers
- 10-Minute Spicy Tuna Rolls
- Buffalo Deviled Eggs
If you’re missing french fries, you NEED to try these Golden Jicama Fries! These baked jicama fries are a perfect side dish, appetizer, or snack for those following keto, low carb, paleo, Whole30, and vegan diets. Ditch the traditional french fries and try these baked jicama fries!
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line baking sheet with foil. Using a vegetable peeler, peel skin from jicama. Slice peeled jicama into fries.
- To a medium pot over high heat, add water and ½ tsp salt and bring to a boil. Add sliced jicama, cover pot, and boil for 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat and drain water.
- Transfer jicama to a large mixing bowl, drizzle with avocado oil and add remaining ½ tsp salt, turmeric, garlic powder, paprika, and onion powder. Toss using tongs until jicama is fully-coated in oil and spices.
- Transfer seasoned jicama onto the prepared baking sheet in single layer. Bake for 35 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before garnishing with chopped fresh parsley.
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Photo credit: Jess Larson