LIVE, LOVE, & EAT in SAYULITA- A Recipe for Jicama Fries

jicama fries

LIVE, LOVE, & EAT in SAYULITA- A Recipe for Jicama Fries

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