The Happy Food Chef Robin Joy is our resident chef at Planted Places. She specializes in vegetarian, vegan and raw food preparation.
Welcome to a delicious and nutritious twist on the classic french fries! In this recipe blog, we proudly present our mouthwatering creation - Jicama Fries. Say goodbye to regular potatoes and embrace the delightful crunch and natural sweetness of jicama. These fries are a healthier alternative that doesn't sacrifice on taste. Picture perfectly seasoned jicama sticks, lightly baked to golden perfection, and served with your favorite dipping sauces.
Whether you're looking for a satisfying snack or a unique side dish, our jicama fries are a delightful choice. Join us on this culinary journey as we explore the magic of jicama and discover the joy of indulging in these guilt-free fries. Get ready to savor the perfect balance of flavors, textures, and a healthier take on everyone's favorite comfort food!
1 large Jicama peeled and sliced julienne style, like French fries
A handful of chopped fresh mint, cilantro, or parsley
Juice of 1 lemon or lime to taste
¼ tsp chili powder
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 – 2 tbs olive oil, optional and to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste
- Toss all ingredients except the mint, cilantro, or parsley.
- Adjust lemon/ lime and salt and pepper to taste. If too acidic, add a touch of date sugar to cut the acidity.
- Sprinkle the chopped herbs on top when ready to serve.
- Just before plating do a final toss including the herbs so they are coated with the dressing and spices.
Proper Seasoning: Ensure that all the ingredients, except the fresh herbs, are evenly coated with the seasoning mixture. This will help enhance the flavors of the jicama fries.
Adjusting Flavors: Taste the jicama fries after tossing with the lemon/lime juice and salt and pepper. Adjust the levels according to your preference, adding more citrus for tanginess or date sugar to balance acidity if needed.
Fresh Herb Finishing: Sprinkle the chopped mint, cilantro, or parsley on top of the jicama fries just before serving. This will add a burst of freshness and aromatic flavors to the dish.
Final Toss: Prior to plating, give the jicama fries a final toss, ensuring that the herbs are evenly distributed and coated with the dressing and spices. This step will help bring together the flavors for a harmonious taste.
Serve Immediately: Jicama fries are best enjoyed fresh and crispy. Serve them immediately after tossing with the herbs to retain their texture and flavors.
Enjoy the delightful crunch and natural sweetness of jicama with these flavorful fries. They make for a refreshing and healthier alternative to traditional fries, and the addition of fresh herbs adds a vibrant touch. Whether as a standalone snack or a side dish, these jicama fries are sure to be a hit. So, get ready to savor the satisfying crunch and burst of flavors as you indulge in these delicious guilt-free fries.