Air Fryer Jicama Fries (Baked or Air Fried)
Why We Love This Air Fryer Recipe
Tired of serving your family plain old potato French fries? This easy and healthy airy fryer recipe gives your favorite classic side dish a new spin!
Now, we are certainly not hating on “traditional” fries – we love ’em! But there is no reason to box yourself into only enjoying those made with potatoes. These Air Fryer Jicama Fries have that crispy outside and soft inside you crave, but are made with healthier jicama and way less oil than deep frying.
What do jicama fries taste like?
Jicama is a root vegetable that tastes like a cross between a potato, apple, and water chestnut. They are lightly sweet and a bit earthy, with just the right amount of starchiness to keep them crisp when fried.
Ingredients You Need
- Jicamas – buy them firm with smooth skin
- Olive oil – or other preferred high-heat oil, like avocado oil
- Spices – salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper
How to Make Jicama Fries in the Air Fryer
Set out a large sauce pot and fill it with water halfway.
Use a vegetable peeler to peel the jicama. Then carefully slice into fries that are ½ inch thick with a sharp knife.
Place the fries in the water as you cut. Why? Like potatoes, it is best to keep fries in water so they don’t oxidize and brown.
Once you’ve cut all the fries, set the pot over medium-high heat. Bring the water to a boil and boil the jicama fries for 10 minutes to soften. Drain well in a colander.
Once the fries have parboiled, preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
Pat the fries with a paper towel then place them in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil.
Sprinkle with salt, garlic powder, and cayenne. Toss well.
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When the air fryer is hot, add a couple of large handfuls of jicama fries to the air fryer basket. They can overlap a little bit but make sure to not overfill the basket.
Air fry the jicama fries for 12 to 16 minutes, stopping to shake the basket in the middle of the cooking time.
Repeat in remaining batches if needed. Keep the cooked fries warm in a low temperature (about 200°F) oven.
Enjoy crispy jicama fries with a classic French fry dipping sauce, like ketchup or barbecue sauce. Or try these exciting homemade sauces:
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you make baked jicama fries?
Once the fries have been parboiled and seasoned lay them on a prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in a 400°F preheated oven for 40+ minutes, gently stirring halfway through cook time.
Are jicama fries healthy?
They are! Especially when compared to traditional potato fries. Jicama is a low-calorie low-carb food that has less than half as many carbs and calories as potatoes. This recipe is also gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, and keto-friendly!
How do you store and reheat jicama fries?
Baked or air-fried jicama is best to eat fresh and hot. Leftovers technically will keep well for up to 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge. However, the fries will not be as delightfully crunchy and soft once you reheat them.
But if you must save jicama French fries, I highly suggest you reheat them in the air fryer. Heat the fryer to 400°F and cook for only about 2 minutes.
What other seasonings can I use on these fries?
Try mixing up the flavors of jicama fries with herbs and spices like smoked paprika and cumin, italian seasoning and onion powder, lemon pepper seasoning, or your favorite seasoning salt!
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Air Fryer Jicama Fries
- Set out a large sauce pot and fill with water halfway.
- Use a vegetable peeler to peel the jicama. Then carefully slice into fries that are ½ inch thick. Place the fries in the water as you cut.
- Once you’ve cut all the fries, set the pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and boil the jicama fries for 10 minutes to soften. Drain well in a colander.
- Once the fries have parboiled, preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
- Pat the fries with a paper towel then place them in a mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, garlic powder, and cayenne. Toss well.
- When the air fryer is hot, add a couple of large handfuls of jicama fries to the fry basket. They can overlap a little bit but make sure not to overfill the basket.
- Air fry the jicama fries for 12 to 16 minutes, stopping to shake the basket in the middle.
- Repeat in remaining batches if needed. Keep the cooked fries warm in a low temperature oven.