Jicama Fries
Posted August 17, 2011 by 4hourdiet

Posted in : Cuisines :
  • Prep Time :
    10 min
  • Cook Time :
    5 min
  • Ready Time :
    15 min




  • 4-6 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 Jicama peeled and cut into fries
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • paprika
  • pinch Chili powder
  • Salt (to taste)


Place heavy bottom pot over medium high heat. Fill with about 1 inch of the oil. Heat until oil is 350F.
Cut jicama into matchsticks like you would french fries.
Place the fries into the hot oil in batches for a 4-6 minutes.
Remove from oil. Drain on papertowels briefly.
Sprinkle liberally with the seasonings while tossing to coat.

8 Responses to Jicama Fries

  1. Ros Garrett says:

    What’s a jicama? Is it like a celeriac?

  2. Toni says:

    can’t wait to try this! Are sweet potato fries on this diet?!!!

  3. Aaron says:

    Jicama is a crispy, sweet, edible root that resembles a turnip in physical appearance, although the plants are not related. It’s like a south america celeriac.

    • Julia says:

      so the jicama crsips up like a potato chip? nice!!! i gotta do this sometime instead of buying bags of chips!!! I loooove the sweet potato & beet chips by Terra – maybe i can try to do beet chips too? hmmmmm

  4. Sonia says:

    Seems like a lot of oil. Can they baked instead instead of fried?

  5. Dave Drumm says:

    Are sweet potatoes allowed on this diet?

  6. Liam says:

    Hiya, not you can’t eat sweet potatoes on the slow carb diet. Jicama has about 5g of Carbs per 100g – so they are OK to eat, sweet potato has about 20g like most other root veg. Carrots are another good low carb root, but most root veg aren’t any good on the Slow Carb diet: http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/rootvegetables.htm

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