I have been following the ketogenic lifestyle these days for all of my meals, and one of the things I have missed the most is French Fries. I discovered that jicama, available in almost every tienda here in Sayulita, makes the most delicious French Fries! Thus, I am no longer having cravings for a good batch of crispy fries. These jicama fries are really simple to make; I highly recommend that you try them. Serve them with mayo on the side for a tasty dip. Let me know how you like them!
-One fresh jicama
-¼ cup olive oil
-One dash of cumin, garlic powder, and paprika
-¾ tsp of salt and fresh ground pepper
-A side of mayonnaise
-Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
-Peel jicama, and then slice into “French Fries” or similar type of pieces- not too thick because you want them to be crispy.
-Place peeled and sliced jicama into a pot with water, and boil on stove for 15 minutes.
-Remove from heat, and drain in a colander.
-Pat dry, and then coat well in olive oil and seasonings listed above.
-Lay the coated jicama pieces out individually on prepared baking sheet. Leave a bit of room separating them; if they are all touching they will steam rather than crisp.
-Bake for approximately 55 minutes or until they are nice and crispy. (*For the last 10 minutes I turned my oven up to 450 degrees to help crisp them more.)
-Let sit for 2-3 minutes, and then serve with mayonnaise as a dip.
YUMMY! Honestly, I can’t believe how great these are. My French Fry longing is long gone!
I am thinking that my next column will be Mexican Chorizo Meatball Tortas. They sound so delicious. I will make them this weekend and if I love them, I will share the recipe with you soon!
I am available for catering/baking appetizers and fancy desserts. Please go to my Sayulita Life Web Page for orders, questions, or comments.
*Written by: Karina Shecter