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Air Fryer Jicama Fries Recipe


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Air Fryer Jicama Fries are crispy, easy to make, and the perfect side dish. These jicama fries are seasoned with fresh rosemary, garlic powder, and fresh thyme. Cut out the splattering oil by using the air fryer instead! 

Jicama fries in the air fryer are perfect for days when you want to make some homemade fries but don’t want to use potatoes. Jicama is a root vegetable that comes from Central America that has a slightly sweet flavor. It has brown skin and white flesh like a potato and is starchy and high in fiber.

Jicama also has essential vitamins that contribute to a healthy diet. The key differences between potatoes and jicama are that jicama can be eaten raw, they have a more nutty flavor than potatoes, and they are low-carb and low-sugar. 

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The good news is, because of their low sugar content, you can eat jicama fries on a keto diet or low carb diet! Air fried jicama fries have a perfectly crisp texture, and are a great alternative to regular fries (potato) which are restricted on a keto diet.

Other reasons why I love making these low carb french fries in the air fryer: there is minimal oil used when air frying, there’s minimal clean up, and it’s faster because you don’t need to heat up the whole oven since you are using an air fryer! These easy to make fries are family friendly and so delicious too!

👩🏽‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works 

  • Keto friendly 
  • Gluten-free 
  • Vegan 
  • Low calorie, low fat
  • Great low carb replacement for regular fries

🥘 Ingredients

This recipe calls for simple ingredients easily found at most grocery stores! See the recipe card below for exact ingredient amounts and detailed instructions.

ingredients for air fryer jicama fries

Jicama: This vegetable is also called a Mexican turnip or Mexican yam and has a juicy and mild flavor. It’s a delicious low carb alternative to potatoes. Get ready for this to be your new favorite vegetable! 

Olive Oil: A small amount of olive oil or avocado oil is needed to make crispy jicama fries.

Salt And Black Pepper: Salt and pepper are flavor enhancers. You could also add a bit of cayenne pepper for a bit more spice.

Rosemary and Thyme: Fresh herbs really make these fries shine! The sweet taste of jicama balances nicely with thyme, chopped fresh rosemary, and other herbs. 

Garlic Powder: A little garlic powder goes a long way with this easy jicama fries recipe. You could also add onion powder here. 

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📖 Variations

Seasonings: Try mixing and matching different seasonings with your keto jicama fries. Some ideas are chili powder, kosher salt, nutritional yeast, fresh cilantro, smoked paprika, and parsley.

Different Veggies: There are so many different ways you can make a good french fry. Instead of (or in addition to) these air fryer jicama fries, you can make asparagus fries, sweet potato fries, zucchini fries, or regular french fries with potatoes. 

Dipping Sauce: It’s fun to dip your low carb jicama fries in sauces. Some of my favorites include: classic ketchup, bbq sauce, or a sweet and spicy sauce. 

🔪 Instructions

Prepare the Jicama: Peel the outer skin of the raw jicama with a vegetable peeler or paring knife. Slice the jicama into sticks. 

jicama being sliced on a cutting board

Boil the Jicama: Bring a pot of water to boil and cook the jicama for 10 minutes until it begins to soften. Remove from the water and place the jicama on a paper towel lined plate. 

jicama slices boiling in a pot

Season the Jicama: Toss the slices in a large bowl with the seasonings and then place jicama slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket or trays (if possible). 

jicama slices picked up with tongs

Cook the Jicama: After placing the keto fries in the air fryer, cook at 390 degrees F, flipping over halfway through. This will make sure they get crispy and golden brown on all sides. 

jicama fries in the air fryer

Season with fresh herbs, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm!

recipe for air fryer jicama fries in a white serving dish

❓Recipe FAQs

Is jicama healthier than potato? 

In general, yes, jicama may be slightly healthier than potato, even though potatoes are also pretty healthy for you. Potatoes are higher carb and may be slightly lower in fiber than jicama – which are the main reasons jicama is healthier. There are also are a variety of health benefits in jicama. They are keto-friendly, a good source of vitamin C, good for your gut health, low-calorie, good for a low-carb diet, gluten-free, and vegan. 

Is jicama keto?

Yes! In 100 grams of jicama, there are 9 grams of carbs and 5 grams of fiber. Which means jicama has only 4 grams of net carbs! That makes it a very keto friendly vegetable.

How do you know when jicama is ripe?  

The jicama is ripe when it’s around 6 inches in diameter and not wrinkly or soft. If you see them at the grocery store, they are most likely ripe unless they’ve been sitting out for too long. 

What vegetable is similar to jicama? 

Jicama is similar to daikon radishes, Jerusalem artichokes, and water chestnut. 

👨‍👩‍👧 How to Serve

Like traditional french fries, these air fryer jicama fries can be served as a side dish in a variety of ways. These whole foods go so well together:

🧊 How to Store

If you have extra jicama fries you can keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can reheat them in the air fryer (at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes) which will make them nice and crispy again. I don’t recommend freezing these fries, as they will get mushy when they are defrosted.

Note: You can also keep the peeled, raw jicama in a container with water in the fridge to prevent them from browning. 

💭 Expert Tips

Here are some expert tips you can use to make the best keto jicama fries in the air fryer. 

  • Make sure to shake or flip these low-carb fries halfway through the cooking time. This allows the fries to get crispy all over. 
  • Use simple ingredients and seasonings to make the best fries. There’s no need to use many different seasonings, since jicama fries absorb other flavors really well. 
  • To keep the texture of these jicama fries crispy, you can also bake them in the oven on a parchment paper prepared baking sheet. 
  • Drain and dry the jicama after boiling to remove any excess water so the oil will stick and they’ll get nice and crispy. 
  • Cooking times will vary depending on appliances used.
  • Boiling the jicama before air frying ensures even cooking – don’t skip this step!
healthy easy air fryer jicama fries in a white serving dish

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Jicama Fries (Air Fryer Recipe)

Air Fryer Jicama Fries are crispy, easy to make, and the perfect side dish. These jicama fries are seasoned with fresh rosemary, garlic powder, and fresh thyme. Cut out the splattering oil by using the air fryer instead! 

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time25 mins

Total Time35 mins

Course: Appetizer, Snack

Cuisine: American

Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 8 servings

Calories: 173kcal

  • Preheat the air fryer to 390F/200C.

  • Slice the peeled jicama into ¼ inch sticks.

  • Bring a pot of water to the boil and par boil the jicama for 10 minutes. Remove and drain.

  • In a small mixing bowl mix together the salt, pepper, rosemary and garlic powder, stir to combine.

  • Mix together in a medium mixing bowl half of the par boiled jicama sticks, oil and seasonings. Stir to coat.

  • Add the seasoned jicama fries to the air fryer basket. Lower the heat to 356F/180C and cook for 15-20 minutes. Checking the fries half way and shaking to ensure even cooking.

  • When cooked through and golden in color remove and repeat with remaining fries.

  • Season with salt and fresh thyme.

  • Make sure to shake or flip these low-carb fries halfway through the cooking time. This allows the fries to get crispy all over. 
  • Use simple ingredients and seasonings to make the best fries. There’s no need to use many different seasonings, since jicama fries absorb other flavors really well. 
  • To keep the texture of these jicama fries crispy, you can also bake them in the oven on a parchment paper prepared baking sheet. 
  • Drain and dry the jicama after boiling to remove any excess water so the oil will stick and they’ll get nice and crispy.
  • Cooking times will vary depending on appliances used.
  • Boiling the jicama before air frying ensures even cooking – don’t skip this step!

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 6g




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