The easiest crispy baked jicama fries that are healthy, low carb, Paleo, and Keto! Get these Paleo fries crispy with only your oven, and enjoy naturally vegan and Whole30 fries!

tray of baked jicama fries with guacamole

Looking for a new twist on fries, but are tired of constantly hearing about sweet potato this and sweet potato that? (Sorry, I love my sweet potatoes haha!) Well, look no further, my friend 😉

Introducing the easiest and crispiest baked jicama fries- no need for an air fryer! These fries are so delicious, packed with flavor, and are reminiscent of a certain orange comrade (sorry, sweet p, jicama is stealing the lime light!).

baked jicama fries on plate with mashed avocado

Plus these fries just so happen to be Keto, Paleo, gluten free, vegan, low in carbohydrates, and still absolutely delicious.

But I can’t take all of the credit here. Jared actually brought the idea to me a few months ago, and we’ve been making them on repeat. Yep, no sweet potato fries in sight!

Trust me, you’ll be just as hooked as we are!

close up of jicama fries

What is jicama?

Glad you asked! Have you ever had a salad with white, crispy, and watery thin sticks on it? Or maybe in a wrap?

That’s jicama!

jicama on marble slab

Jicama is actually a tuber, just like a sweet potato, except it’s very low in carb and full of fiber! It’s packed with a prebiotic fiber called inulin, which aids in creating a healthy gut 🙂

This delicious tuber originates from Mexico, and can be found all year round, though it is best from the fall to spring!

Now that we know what jicama is, let’s get into what makes the best baked jicama fries and how they’re going to be your new favorite 😉

Ingredients for the crispiest baked jicama fries

Jicama: the root of the hour 🙂 surprised I didn’t use sweet potato? Me too haha! Don’t get me wrong, I love some good sweet potato fries, and maybe I’ll share a recipe for the blog at some point, but jicama fries are like an undiscovered secret! I mean, who knew that this random, very bulbous root could turn into the most delicious and crispy keto french fries!? There is a note, though, on how to properly cut jicama (because eating the skin can upset digestion) so please read below!

Coconut Oil: coconut oil is great here because it can withstand high temperatures without breaking down. You can definitely use olive oil, but you’d need to cook it at a lower temperature (always good to cook olive oil at a low temp- here’s why). I think coconut oil is nice because it makes these low carb Paleo french fries extra crispy!

close up of baked  jicama fries

Sea Salt: if you make your fries without sea salt, or salt in general, I’m judging…just kidding, it’s a judgement free zone haha! But still…add some salt 😉

Herbs: really you can use a variety here! I personally used cumin and rosemary because growing up, my mom always made french fries with rosemary on top! But you can use whatever your taste buds prefer 🙂 I always like to add some sort of herb on top because jicama is a pretty bland tasting root overall, so a little spice goes a long way! You can sprinkle with turmeric, parsley, basil, garlic, onion slices, whatever!

paleo french fries with guacamole

How to slice jicama

So it’s actually very important to remove the skin of the jicama before preparing your keto jicama french fries!

Why?

guacamole surrounded by keto jicama fries

Because while the actual inside of the jicama is good to eat and full of fiber, the skin can be toxic, as are the seeds and the flowers of the jicama plant.

Please make sure to wash and skin your jicama before making these crispy baked jicama fries! Just lookin’ out for ya 🙂

So how do you skin a jicama root? Simple! Using a big knife (and being very careful), slice chunks of the skin off, going around the jicama root until it’s completely bare with just the jicama flesh showing. You want all of the skin to be off, so make sure there are no tints of brown left!

jicama root peeled

Do not use a potato peeler. This root is thick and that could result in some veryyyy unfortunate endings before you even taste your fries!

Now that we’ve gone over safety, we can get into how to actually make these delicious yet low carb Paleo french fries!

How to make crispy keto jicama french fries

To start, preheat your oven to 375F. Next, we’re going to slice the jicama!

I prefer to slice it starting from the smallest side and working my way through, sort of like slicing a large tomato! Then I slice those slices into thirds or quarters lengthwise. This yields a beautiful matchstick or “steak fry” effect.

raw jicama fries on baking sheet

Next, we’re going to coat our keto jicama french fries in coconut oil! Now you have a few options here, but all start with melting your coconut oil to a liquid.

First method is placing the jicama slices into a ziplock bag and adding in the coconut oil. Zip up the bag and toss the bag until all of the fries are coated. Then place the fries onto a baking sheet!

Second method is placing your jicama slices onto a baking sheet first, and then pouring on the coconut oil. Toss the fries around on the sheet until they’re all coated. Additionally, you could use a cooking brush here to spread the coconut oil evenly!

Next, add on your seasonings: I used cumin, rosemary, and sea salt, but feel free to go with whatever you’re in the mood for! Place the tray into the oven and now all you need to do is let it bake!

jicama fries baked

These Paleo french fries will take about an hour to an hour and 20 to bake. Then we use the secret weapon: the broiler! With 2 to 4 extra minutes at the end, turn your broiler on high and watch your baked jicama fries transform into to crispy keto jicama fries!

If you don’t have a broiler, not to worry! Just leave your fries in the oven for an extra 10-12 minutes- the broiler simply speeds up the process 🙂 No air fryer required!

jicama fries on baking sheet fully cooked

Now you get to enjoy your crispy and delicious baked jicama fries! Dip them in guacamole, ketchup, mustard, hot sauce (hey, weirder things can happen!), whatever floats your boat!

I hope you love these baked jicama fries as much as I do 🙂 They’re easy, delicious, and great for meal prep, either keto or any kind! Let me know how you like ’em in the comments below, and don’t forget to share your recreations with me on Instagram and Pinterest!

white plate with jicama fries and guacamole

Happy “frying!”

Recipes that go well with these fries:

Vegan Mushroom Lentil Burgers

Easy Paleo Pizza Crust

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Simple Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

GF Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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baked jicama fries on plate with mashed avocado

Crispy Baked Jicama Fries

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 80
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Baking

Description

The easiest crispy baked jicama fries that are healthy, low carb, Paleo, and Keto! Get these Paleo fries crispy with only your oven, and enjoy naturally vegan and Whole30 fries!


Ingredients

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  • 1 large jicama root
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried or fresh rosemary
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Begin by removing the skin of the jicama. Using a large knife, slice chunks of the skin away. Do not use a potato peeler. 
  3. Once the skin is completely removed, chop the jicama into matchstick fries.
  4. Place the jicama fries into a large bag and coat with coconut oil. Alternatively, you can spread the jicama fries onto the pan and drizzle coconut oil on top. Toss until evenly coated.
  5. Sprinkle with herbs and sea salt and place into the oven.
  6. Bake for 60-80 minutes. If you would like them crispier, turn the broiler on high for 2-4 minutes at the end.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 132
  • Sugar: 2
  • Sodium: 708
  • Fat: 11
  • Saturated Fat: 9
  • Carbohydrates: 8
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 1

Keywords: jicama, keto, paleo, vegan, gluten free, low carb, french fries, jicama fries

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