Crunchy Jicama Fries

Jicama is a vegetable that has been around for ages, yet I rarely see it offered at restaurants or even salad bars. Today I cut into a jicama to add a crunch and fresh taste to a homemade salad, but I still had so much remaining. I decided to bake them as “fries” and they turned out marvelously delicious and crunchy. Jicama is naturally crunchy, and retains its crispness even when baked. Try these as a healthy side, snack or as an alternative to French fries.

  • 1 jicama, peeled, and cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 14 tsp salt
  • 14 tsp pepper
  • 14 tsp garlic powder
  • 14 tsp paprika
  • 18 tsp onion powder
  • 14 tsp turmeric
  • Pinch of cayenne (for additional heat, optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet pan. Put jicama strips in a bowl, and toss with the olive oil and spices. Empty coated jicama onto the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until beginning to brown and crisp, about 30 minutes.

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