Jicama Matchstick Fries

Jicama is a recent addition to our household. One day I felt the urge for a snack, so I fired up the deep-fryer, sliced up a jicama root[ and discovered Stella Style! Fries! With just a little everyday seasoning, they taste almost like BBQ potato chips! Cut jicama into large chunks to make home fries in place of potatoes!]

Total Time:
15 min
10 min
5 min

4 servings

  • 3 to 6 cups vegetable oil (more or less depending on pot size)
  • 1 medium jicama, peeled
  • Salt
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Place a heavy pot over medium-high heat and fill with at least 1-inch vegetable oil. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F. (Portable deep-fryers at home are great for this, but if you don’t have one, use a candy thermometer – just be careful!)

  • Very thinly slice the jicama, as you would a potato to make chips, then stack a few slices at a time and cut them all into matchstick-sized pieces.

  • Carefully place the chips into the hot oil (use a slotted spoon and wear mitts) and fry until very crispy (just a few minutes will do). Cook in batches, as necessary. Remove and drain on paper towels.

  • Sprinkle liberally with equal amounts of salt, onion, and garlic powders, and paprika to taste. Toss to coat well and serve immediately.

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I made these for the first time today BEFORE finding this site. I sliced some of mine just a bit too thick, so they weren't really done inside. The thin ones were awesome, though. Fried mine in a skillet with coconut oil. Drained on a paper towel and salted with sea salt. I am doing WW. These are 0-point fries with only adding points for the oil. Awesome! Will def make again. I only googled and came here to see what I did wrong that they weren't finished - too thick! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow. These were really delicious. I absolutely loved the seasoning on them. Obviously they don't taste exactly like french fries. This was my first time eating jicama & I even liked eating it raw. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
looked like fries, very appealing visually but didn't like the flavor or texture. tried them plain and dredged in parmesan. yuk and yuk. tried zucchini simultaneously and they were MUCH tastier. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cut Jicama into 1/4" square fries. deep fry @ 350 until very brown and crisp. Time in the fryer means nothing. Lots of seasoning. A tbsp. of Hunt's Low carb ketchup. . . wow!! Left overs . . . dice 1 oz. of deep fried stick into square hash browns for breakfast . . . you'll never know the difference! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You definitely can't cut these like regular sized fries. The insides are still hard and the outsides burn. As matchsticks they're really tasty though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We did this along with the Chili Burgers and it went great with that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We make these ANY time we crave french fries. We made them in a fryer and sliced the jicama into REALLY thin fries...that makes them cook faster. Wait until they are browned and softened. Most of the time people almost finish them by the time I finish making it all (even people NOT on low carb love 'em) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well as long as you don't insist on them tasting like white potato fries, they are good. The jicama has a very sweet taste. They remind me more of sweet potato fries. The seasoning mix needed some additions. I added black pepper and cayenne pepper. Definately make them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This receipe was simple but outstanding for those of us on low carb diets that are trying to avoid white potatoes but miss the taste of french fries. My only future thought would be to maybe do them in the oven and spray them with olive oil as opposed to using so much oil in a skillet. I know it won't be quite the same but the jicama has such a wonderful flavor I don't think it will matter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bad! Really bad! Enough so that I have to start rethinking this whole low carb thing. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid