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The Best Keto Fries Alternative

Keto Fries

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 55 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 5 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Microwave the unpeeled jicama for 3 minutes. This will make peeling and slicing a lot easier.

2

Peel and slice jicama into 1/2 inch slices so they look similar to french fries.  In a large saucepan, bring water to boil and place sliced jicama in the boiling water for 20 minutes.

3

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.

4

Spread jicama out on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes flipping halfway through at the 15-minute mark.  Turn on broil and continue for 1-2 minutes to get the edges crispy.

5

Serve and enjoy with your favorite keto condiments.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 2 cups, Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85, Total Carbohydrates: 6, Fiber: 3, Sugar Alcohols: 0, Net Carbohydrates: 3, Total Fat: 7, Protein: 1

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Jicama Fries on a plate

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 really are the closest thing you will get to an actual french fry, 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!

These jicama fries make a perfect keto snack when those carb cravings hit!

dipping keto fries in ketchup

Hip Tips:

  • 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.
  • To create an appetizer with these keto-friendly fries, try adding shredded chicken or pork after baking to create jicama nachos. YUM!
  •  For crispier fries, slice thin like a shoestring fry.

3 large jicama's

sliced jicama

jicama fries tossed in seasoning

baked jicama fries


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Keto Fries

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Microwave the unpeeled jicama for 3 minutes. This will make peeling and slicing a lot easier.

2

Peel and slice jicama into 1/2 inch slices so they look similar to french fries.  In a large saucepan, bring water to boil and place sliced jicama in the boiling water for 20 minutes.

3

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.

4

Spread jicama out on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes flipping halfway through at the 15-minute mark.  Turn on broil and continue for 1-2 minutes to get the edges crispy.

5

Serve and enjoy with your favorite keto condiments.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 2 cups, Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85, Total Carbohydrates: 6, Fiber: 3, Sugar Alcohols: 0, Net Carbohydrates: 3, Total Fat: 7, Protein: 1

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

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Comments 26

  1. Kris

    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.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Those are some great ideas! Thanks for the tips, Kris!

  2. Serena

    I’m just wondering about the carb count. On your recipe it’s states 3 grams net carbs for 1 cup. I’m finding that jicama is 5 net carbs for 1 cup. Can you please clarify?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Serena! To find net carbs, subtract the fiber (3) from the total number of carbs (6). So that leaves 3 – does that make sense?

    • Roxana Lopez

      Serena, I found the same information as you for 1 cup sliced jicama: 11 total carbs – 6 fiber = 5 net carbs. That was on My Fitness Pal’s database. The only accurate way to measure it, however, is by weight.

  3. Nicole

    You can also buy jicama pre cut at Trader Joe’s

  4. Teresa

    Where do you find jicama’s in the store?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You can find it in the produce department, Teresa!

    • scott

      Whole Foods sells them

  5. BooBoo

    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.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Haha! That’s awesome!

  6. Nancy

    THANK YOU for the tip about microwaving the Jimica first!! WOW is that a time saver!!!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Nancy! Your so very welcome❤

  7. Holly W

    Finally tried these and they are amazing! I never would have thought of these as a keto-friendly replacement for fries. THANK YOU!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m so glad you were able to try these and that you liked them!

  8. Ian

    Can you explain how you figure the nutritional info? When we put this Recipe in any of the food tracking apps, the carbs are 12g of carbs per servings. This accounts for the start the jicama.

    Please explain because this doesn’t seem keto at all.

    • Ian

      That’s should say starch in the jicama. According to the USDA, a medium jicama (659g) has 58 carbs, 32g fiber, 12g sugar and 4.7g of protein. If you have 2 medium jicama, that’s 1,318g or 330g per serving – which is 12g of net carbs per serving.

      The fries were great And while lower than fries, these are about 1/4 of your daily carb intake on keto. The macros you are using are way off or there is something we’re missing here.

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Hi Ian! Sorry for any confusion. When plugging 2 cups of sliced jicama into MyFittnessPal, the numbers they give are calories – 91 and 21 for total carbs. Being that this recipe has 4 servings, that brings the carbs to 6. Then adding in the fiber, it’s 3 net carbs per serving. Jicama is about a 9g carb to 5g fiber count. This is a better option than using a potato when on Keto. Hoping this helps!

  9. lacey-0

    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.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m sorry, lacey-O. If you do decide to try again, you can boil them longer first.

  10. Ida

    OH MY GOODNESS!! These are delicious!! Taste JUST LIKE fries!!!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Ida! They are the perfect side to add to your burgers, right? So glad that you enjoyed them❤

  11. Carmen

    I did this with carne asada, salsa, crema. OMG It was so good! ThAnk You!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      That does sound yummy! You’re very welcome!

  12. Jeff jones

    Ok. How long do you boil the mexican potatoes for??

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      20 minutes

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