Keto French Fries Made With Jicama
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Our keto French fries are made with a surprising substitute for low carb snacking.
The perfect alternative to curb your carb-loaded potato craving!
Are you missing French fries? Just because you choose to live a low-carb lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to give up on your favorite dishes. These keto fries have all the salty snacking goodness of traditional fries, but without all the carbs.
Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside thanks to… jicama!
For those of you who don’t know what jicama is, it is often referred to as a Mexican potato or Mexican turnip. It’s a root vegetable, and on the outside looks similar to a potato, but on the inside has a similar texture to an apple or pear. It’s also low in carbs and high in fiber!
Note that the flavor profile isn’t identical to a potato, but still super tasty.
These jicama fries make a perfect keto snack or side dish when those carb cravings hit!
Keto French Fries w/ Jicama
yield: 4 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 55 MINUTES
total time: 1 HOUR 5 MINUTES
These low-carb fries are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside!
- 2 medium-size jicama
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Microwave the unpeeled jicama for 3 minutes. This will make peeling and slicing a lot easier.
Peel and slice jicama into 1/2 inch slices so they look similar to french fries or slice them even thinner if you want more of a shoestring fry. In a large saucepan, bring water to boil and place sliced jicama in the boiling water for about 20 minutes depending on thickness.
Drain jicama and pat dry to remove any water. In a large bowl, add boiled jicama. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil and seasonings over the jicama, then toss to coat the jicama evenly.
Spread jicama out on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through at the 15-minute mark. Finally, broil for 1-2 minutes to get the edges crispy.
Serve and enjoy with your favorite keto condiments.
Yield: 2 cups, Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: 87 Calories | 7.1g Fat | 5.8g Total Carbs | 3.1g Fiber | 1.1g Sugar | 0 Sugar Alcohol | .5g Protein | 2.7g Net Carbs
Hip tips for making crispy keto French fries:
- Microwave the jicama for 3 minutes to soften before peeling and cutting. This will help tremendously.
- If using an air fryer, after boiling the jicama, you can toss them in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
- For crispier fries, slice thin like a shoestring fry. These will taste even more like true French fries! Just watch them in the oven so they don’t burn too much at the ends.
- Everyone likes their fries a little differently; lots of salt, minimal salt, garlic salt, seasoning salt, etc. No matter how you like yours, feel free to dress them up after baking to your desired taste!
- To create an appetizer with these keto-friendly fries, try adding shredded chicken or pork after baking to create jicama fry nachos. YUM!
- You’ve got to try our homemade keto ketchup with these fries!
These keto-friendly fries really hit the spot!
If you love eating foods that kick those carb cravings to the curb, you’ve got to try these delicious keto breadsticks, too.
Collin tried these keto French fries, too, and here’s what she thinks:
“These fries are tasty! I have to warn you, though, as they don’t taste quite like potatoes, but if you slice them more like shoestring fries and add a bit more salt, that helps. Plus, you get that crispy fry texture too!”
Try dipping these keto French fries into our keto ranch, too!
I skip the boiling and air fry on 390 for 20 minutes. Delicious! I also use nutritional yeast as a coating with the seasoning and oil. Makes them very tasty and crispy with the bonus boost of about 6-8 grams of complete protein.
Those are some great ideas! Thanks for the tips, Kris!
You can also buy jicama pre cut at Trader Joe’s
Where do you find jicama’s in the store?
You can find it in the produce department, Teresa!
Whole Foods sells them
When your husbands turns to you and says “man these jicama fries are great” you know the recipe is fantastic. Which by the way they were.
Haha! That’s awesome!
THANK YOU for the tip about microwaving the Jimica first!! WOW is that a time saver!!!
Hi Nancy! Your so very welcome❤
Finally tried these and they are amazing! I never would have thought of these as a keto-friendly replacement for fries. THANK YOU!
I’m so glad you were able to try these and that you liked them!
I boiled and put in the air fryer as directed. They were still hard after 20 minutes. So I put them back into the air fryer for a few more minutes and they promptly burnt to a crisp. Don’t recommend.
I’m sorry, lacey-O. If you do decide to try again, you can boil them longer first.
OH MY GOODNESS!! These are delicious!! Taste JUST LIKE fries!!!
Hi Ida! They are the perfect side to add to your burgers, right? So glad that you enjoyed them❤
I did this with carne asada, salsa, crema. OMG It was so good! ThAnk You!
That does sound yummy! You’re very welcome!
Ok. How long do you boil the mexican potatoes for??
Do you need to puncture the jicama before microwaving, like when you microwave potatoes?
No you do not, LC.
Thought I was eating fries!
Nice! That was the goal!