Air Fryer Jicama Fries Recipe

If you're a fan of fries and are looking for a tasty, nutritious alternative, look no further. Our air fryer jicama fries recipe is just what you're looking for. These fries are made from jicama, and if you've never tried it, you are missing out. This vegetable is similar to a potato but slightly sweeter and crunchier, according to recipe developer Miriam Hahn.

Hahn told Mashed that her favorite thing about these fries is the nutritional aspect. "As a wellness coach, I am always promoting eating a wide variety of produce, and I find that jicama is typically not a vegetable that most people buy. It offers lots of antioxidants and minerals as well as fiber," she said. She added that jicama fries are a fun way to work antioxidants and fiber into your diet. Jicamas are packed with nutrition, too. A one-cup serving offers up 44% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and small amounts of folate, manganese, potassium, iron, and magnesium, according to Healthline.

One of the best things about this recipe is that you can have a batch of crispy fries ready to eat in less than half an hour. So let's get cooking!

Gather the ingredients for these air fryer jicama fries

You won't need much for this recipe, and you probably have all of the spices you need for it in your cupboard already. You will need pre-sliced jicama spears, which Hahn says are much easier to work with than the whole jicama. You'll also need smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to spice them up. Finally, you will also need some oil (Hahn says avocado or olive oil works best for this recipe).

Trim the jicama slices

Trim the jicama slices to about the size of an average French fry. If you are using a whole jicama, peel it and cut it in half before cutting each half into slices. When you're finished slicing, place the slices in a medium-sized bowl. Next, pour the oil over the jicama slices and mix them to make sure all of the slices are covered with oil.

Add the spices

The next step is getting the spice mix ready, which involves mixing all of the spices together in a small bowl. Once the spices are thoroughly mixed, add them to the fries. Hahn says that jicamas are like potatoes and have a rather neutral flavor, so they take on the flavor of the spices you use. So when mixing in the spices, make sure you toss the slices well until all of them are covered with the spice mixture.

Cook the fries

Set the fryer at 400 F and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they are crispy. Hahn says that if you do not have an air fryer, you can cook the fries in a convection oven on the roast setting and achieve similar results. If you do use a convection oven, you may want to let the fries cook for about five minutes longer. To help the fries get crispy, she also recommends placing a cooling rack over the baking sheet.

Serve and enjoy

Once the fries are cooked, you will want to eat them as soon as they have cooled. Hahn told Mashed that as they sit, they lose their crispness. If you happen to have leftovers (which is unlikely!), you can put them back in the fryer or oven for about three to five minutes to heat them up.

For an added bit of flavor and color, sprinkle the fries with Italian parsley.

Jicama fries go well with just about any dip, but Hahn says she prefers them with ketchup. Of course, you can always enjoy them dusted them with a little salt.

Air Fryer Jicama Fries Recipe
5 from 15 ratings
If you're a fan of fries and are looking for a tasty, nutritious alternative, look no further. These air fryer jicama fries are just what you're looking for.
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
15
minutes
Servings
2
servings
air fryer jicama fries
Total time: 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces jicama slices (pre-sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons oil (avocado or olive)
Optional Ingredients
  • Italian parsley
Directions
  1. Trim down the pre-sliced jicama to French fry size, ¼" x 3". Put the slices in a medium bowl.
  2. Mix the spices together in a small bowl.
  3. Add the oil to the jicama and toss with the spice mix.
  4. Cook in the air fryer at 400 F for 15 to 20 minutes, until they are crispy. Serve.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 115
Total Fat 5.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 16.9 g
Dietary Fiber 9.0 g
Total Sugars 3.2 g
Sodium 413.8 mg
Protein 1.7 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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