Recipe by Rorie Weisberg

Jicama Fries

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Easy Easy
4 Servings

No Allergens specified

This is one of my favorite potato swaps. I’ve been a fan of fresh jicama in salads or dipped in guacamole or tuna for a while. But once I tried to see if it would work well as fries, jicama became a staple veggie in my weekly shopping.   Jicama is a very unique starchy veggie. It’s low on the glycemic index but high in a number of vital nutrients. It’s also rich in inulin, a unique soluble fiber, which has been shown to help promote healthy gut flora.


Main ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Gefen Olive Oil or avocado oil

  • 1 large or 2 medium jicamas, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch (1-centimeter) sticks

  • 1/2 teaspoon Gefen Garlic Powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon Gefen Paprika (optional)

  • pinch cayenne pepper (optional)


Prepare the Jicama Fries


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line two metal baking sheets with Gefen Parchment Paper.


Toss fries with oil and spices. For spicy fries, add the paprika and cayenne pepper.


Lay on prepared baking sheets and bake for 25-30 minutes, then turn off the oven and leave fries inside for another 20 minutes to dehydrate further. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Jicama Fries

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Esti Bruckenstein
Esti Bruckenstein
3 years ago

Does the jicama need to be boiled first? No matter how long I baked it the fries were still crunchy like an apple. Then I noticed all recipes online say to either boil or microwave the jicama first so that when you bake it the fries will get crispy.

Reply to  Esti Bruckenstein
3 years ago

Rorie does not boil them first- maybe your oven needs a higher temperature to roast? or longer time? Here is a video showing you how to make it https://www.kosher.com/recipe/jicama-fries-6636