Air-Fried Jicama Fries: A Delectable Low Carb Treat
Have you ever considered making jicama fries in an air fryer? Air frying jicama is a fantastic way to bring out the natural sweetness of this unique vegetable. Even if you’re not a fan of raw jicama, this recipe might just win you over. Say goodbye to high-carb potato fries and hello to these flavorful, low-carb jicama fries. And don’t forget to indulge in the tangy tajin seasoning and creamy cilantro-lime dipping sauce!
What Makes Jicama So Special?
Jicama, also known as Mexican yam bean or Mexican turnip, is a root vegetable with a thin brown skin and a deliciously crisp white interior. Its flavor is reminiscent of a water chestnut, with a texture similar to that of a pear. While mildly sweet, jicama works wonders in savory dishes.
The Benefits of Air Fryer Jicama Fries
This jicama snack offers a delightful combination of flavors and textures—a true feast for the taste buds. Here’s what you can look forward to:
- Sweet and crispy jicama fries
- A touch of heat from the chile-lime seasoning (tajin adds a zing that plain salt just can’t match)
- Cooling and creamy yogurt
- A hint of acidity from the lime juice
- Fragrant, fresh cilantro goodness
- Plus, it caters to various dietary preferences, including low-carb, keto, vegetarian, gluten-free, and weight watchers.
Ready to get your hands on some jicama? This air fryer recipe might just become one of your all-time favorites. Get ready to savor the taste of perfectly baked jicama fries!
Ingredients You’ll Need
To make these delicious jicama fries, you’ll need:
- Olive oil (or any other cooking oil, such as canola or avocado oil)
- Tajin seasoning
- Cooking oil spray
For specific quantities, please refer to the recipe card at the end of this article.
Jicama can typically be found in the international or exotic produce section of your local grocery store. Alternatively, you can purchase it online here.
Remember to use a non-aerosol cooking spray when air frying to avoid damaging the finish on your air fryer basket or tray.
A Tangy Dipping Sauce to Complement Your Fries
My personal favorite dip for jicama fries is a healthy yogurt-based cilantro-lime sauce. To make this delectable dip, gather the following:
- Regular plain yogurt (not Greek yogurt)
- Chopped cilantro
- Lime juice
- Lime zest
How to Air Fry Jicama Fries
Let’s dive into preparing the jicama for air frying. Simply cut off both ends of the jicama, peel off the brown skin, and slice the white flesh into ½-inch thick fry shapes (1.27 cm).
Place the jicama sticks in a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Gently toss to ensure the fries are evenly coated.
Next, mist your air fryer baking tray with cooking oil spray, and spread the raw jicama fries in a single layer on the tray. It’s time to cook!
Time and Temperature for Air Fryer Jicama Fries
Wondering how long and at what temperature you should air fry your jicama fries? Follow these instructions for the perfect outcome:
- Air fry jicama fries for a total of 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200C).
- If you’re using an air fryer oven, place the tray on the top rack.
- After the first 10 minutes of air frying, flip the jicama fries, mist them with cooking spray, and continue air frying for another 10 minutes.
- Check on them, remove the crispy fries from the tray, and flip the remaining fries. Spray with oil and air fry for an additional 5 minutes.
- Once cooked, sprinkle the fries with tajin or your preferred seasoning. Enjoy the seasoned jicama fries as they are, or pair them with a dipping sauce.
While the fries are air frying, you can whisk together the yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, and lime zest to create the tangy dip. Feel free to drizzle the dip all over the cooked jicama fries or use it as a dipping sauce. The choice is yours!
FAQs and More Low Carb Fry Ideas
Still craving delicious low carb fries? Don’t miss out on these fantastic air fryer recipes:
- Air Fryer Green Bean Fries
- Air Fryer Eggplant Fries
You may also want to explore air fryer carrots and discover the incredible variety of dishes you can create using frozen vegetables in an air fryer. Check out our extensive collection of Air Fryer Recipes for even more inspiration!
As always, please keep in mind that individual dietary needs and preferences may vary. For personalized advice, consult with a registered dietitian or your physician. The nutrition information provided is an estimate and may vary depending on the specific brands and ingredients used in your cooking. Remember, calorie information on food labels can be inaccurate, so don’t fret over the numbers too much.
For more information on how our recipe levels can assist with your weight management goals, please refer to our other articles like the overnight oats no sugar post. Now, let’s get cooking!
For the detailed recipe instructions and quantities, please refer to the recipe card below.
Images courtesy of Hook’d Up Bar and Grill.