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Keto Jicama Fries: Easy, Crispy & Delicious

These baked keto jicama fries are so delicious and easy to make you’ll fall in love with them! See how to make a healthier, keto version of french fries that is full of flavor with a lot less carbs!

keto jicama fries

When it comes to low carb fries, there aren’t too many options to choose from. Of course french fries made of potatoes are out of the picture, as are sweet potato fries.

Jicama fries on the other hand are not off limits and they make the perfect side for your other delicious keto recipes. So, if you’ve been craving fries on the keto or low carb diet, these keto fries are exactly what you’ll want to try out.

 

What are jicamas?

Jicamas are a starchy root vegetable very similar to potatoes, that are low in sugar, making them a great option to use for low carb or keto diets. For today’s recipe, jicamas will be used to make a delicious keto friendly french fries substitute.

 

What are the carbs in jicama?

Jicama is a keto-friendly root vegetable that is high in fiber, low in sugar and also packed with nutrients.

One medium jicama (650g) contains 58 grams of carbs of which 32 grams are fiber. This means that in one medium jicama, you can expect it to contain 26 grams of carbs.

They aren’t necessarily as low carb as zucchini, which makes awesome keto fries, as they are a little on the starchy side. This means that you should watch how much of these fries you eat, but, they definitely can fit into your keto macros if you eat these in moderation.

Note: It is a great ideas to ensure that your serving sizes are smaller when it comes to low carb jicama fries.

With this easy keto french fries recipe, you can enjoy this as a yummy side dish on days when you feel for fries but not all the carbs.

 

What about the carbs found in potato fries?

The carbs for french fries made of potatoes is about 48 grams of carbs per serving, only 4.4 grams of which comes from fiber. As mentioned above this is a definite no go on the keto diet. However, with vegetables like jicamas, zucchini, rutabagas and turnips, you can enjoy fries again guilt free with way fewer carbs!

 

Tips to help you make the best baked jicama fries

Jicamas aren’t like your regular potato fries. This root vegetable is a lot different to handle and you will need to follow a few tips to ensure that the recipe turns out just right. These tips include:

  1. It is ideal to use a long and sharp knife and cut them on a chopping board so that they are as even as possible.
  2. Ensure that you parboil the chopped up jicama in a pot of water seasoned with salt for about 10 – 15 minutes. This will help them cook better once in the oven.
  3. Vegetables that are low carb are generally higher in moisture, so, ensure that you eat these right after they’re out of the oven to avoid sogginess.
  4. Jicamas are very firm therefore, you’ll need a very sharp knife or a mandoline slicer to cut these up.

 

Ingredients needed to make jicima fries

These are quite simple to prepare. All you will needed in terms of ingredients are:

  • 1 large jicama
  • ¼ cup of oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ cup of keto friendly marinara sauce (To accompany)

 

Cookware needed to make low carb jicama fries

  • A large baking sheet
  • A large pot
  • A potato peeler and a sharp knife
  • A cutting board
  • Absorbent paper

How to make Keto Jicama Fries

To start, gather all of your ingredients in one place.

how to make keto jicama fries

Then you will wash the jicamas very well and peel them with a potato peeler to only remove the skin. Then rinse under running water and cut into jicama sticks. It is ideal to use a long and sharp knife and  to cut them on a chopping board so that the process is easier.

Next you will need to parboil your jicama sticks in a pot of water seasoned with salt for about 10-15 minutes.

In the meantime, preheat your oven to 180 °C / 350 °F and spray  your baking sheet with oil.

 

Then you will remove your chopped jicama from the pot of boiling water, place it in a bowl, drizzle with oil and season to your liking. Salt and pepper was used here.

 

Place the jicama sticks on the tray, preventing them from sticking together. Bake until golden brown. If your oven has heat up and down, you can ignore this step, otherwise, remove the tray from the oven and turn the fries so that they brown evenly after 15 minutes of cooking.

 

Lastly, cover a plate with napkins or absorbent paper and place the jicamas on it to remove excess oil.

baked jicama fries

 

Serve these delicious jicama baked fries with low carb marinara sauce.

low carb jicama fries

 

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Keto Jicama Fries

Keto Jicama Fries

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These baked keto jicama fries are so delicious and easy to make you'll fall in love with them! See how to make a healthier, keto version of french fries that is full of flavor with a lot less carbs!

Ingredients

  • 1 large jicama
  • ¼ cup of oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ cup of keto friendly marinara sauce (To accompany)

Instructions

    1. To start, gather all of your ingredients in one place.
    2. Then you will wash the jicamas very well and peel them with a potato peeler to only remove the skin. Then rinse under running water and cut into jicama sticks. It is ideal to use a long and sharp knife and to cut them on a chopping board so that the process is easier.
    3. Next you will need to parboil your jicama sticks in a pot of water seasoned with salt for about 10-15 minutes.
    4. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 180 °C / 350 °F and spray  your baking sheet with oil.
    5. Then you will remove your chopped jicama from the pot of boiling water, place it in a bowl, drizzle with oil and season to your liking. Salt and pepper was used here.
    6. Place the jicama sticks on the tray, preventing them from sticking together. Bake until golden brown. If your oven has heat up and down, you can ignore this step, otherwise, remove the tray from the oven and turn the fries so that they brown evenly after 15 minutes of cooking.
    7. Lastly, cover a plate with napkins or absorbent paper and place the jicamas on it to remove excess oil.
    8. Serve these delicious jicama baked fries with low carb marinara sauce.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 126 grams of fries
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96 Total Fat: 5.7g Saturated Fat: 0.4g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 216mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 5.9g Sugar: 2.2g Protein: 0.9g

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