Crispy air fryer jicama fries are a surprisingly tasty and healthy alternative to fries. Enjoy seasoned low-carb fries that are both nutritious and delicious!
I am obsessed with my air fryer! I love using my air fryer to cook all of my vegetables. Anything from corn on the cob to zucchini to even using my air fryer to cook the best tender carrots. I highly recommend that you try them all out!
What Are Jicama Fries?
If you haven’t been properly introduced to jicama fries yet, then I am happy to be the first one to tell you about them! Jicama is a starchy root vegetable that has a similar texture to a potato. But it is even healthier, and because it’s so similar, jicama makes the best fries! You won’t be able to tell the difference. I like to cut them up and add flavorful seasonings and throw them in the air fryer, and you have yourself incredible jicama fries.
Fries are our favorite snack or side to any burger! We love fries so much at our house and always have fries in the freezer to throw into the air fryer whenever we want. Regular French fries are a must in the air fryer, but have you tried cooking up some frozen sweet potato fries? They are insanely delicious (plus they are easy)! And you absolutely cannot forget the waffle fries. They are excellent in the air fryer too!
Ingredients to Make Air Fryer Jicama Fries
I love this easy air fryer recipe! The best part about it is that you don’t have to sacrifice delicious for healthy. It’s simple and easy and a nice way to change things up! Follow the recipe card below for the exact ingredient list.
- Jicama: Just one large jicama will do! Be sure to peel and slice it into sticks.
- Olive Oil: Olive oil will help crisp up the fries and help the seasonings stick to the fries. Avocado oil would work too!
- Garlic Powder: The flavor of garlic should be in every recipe!
- Smoked Paprika: Smoked paprika has a smokier flavor than regular paprika, and I am here for it!
- Italian Seasoning: The addition of added seasonings and herbs helps flavor the jicama perfectly.
- Grated Parmesan: The salty flavor of parmesan is delicious on fries.
- Salt and Pepper: Season to taste with salt and pepper.
How To Make Air Fryer Jicama Fries
Jicama is actually really healthy, so this recipe will make everyone happy… Parents and kids included! You will want to make these for all of your keto-friendly, vegan, and gluten-free friends.
- Soak Jicama Sticks: In a large bowl, add the jicama and fill with water until covered.
- Microwave Jicama Sticks: Microwave for 10 minutes or until tender. (You can also boil them for 5 minutes on the stove.)
- Drain and Dry: Strain and dry the jicama.
- Add oil and seasonings: Add them to a bowl with olive oil, garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, parmesan, and salt and pepper.
- Cook in the Air Fryer: Put them in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
- Shake and Continue to Cook: Shake the basket and cook another 5 minutes or until crispy.
- Enjoy: Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or ketchup.
Benefits Of Jicama
These air fryer jicama fries make a classic recipe so versatile! Jicama has a great neutral flavor and delicious texture. You definitely should add more jicama to your diet and into your recipes!
- High in Fiber: Dietary fiber helps stool move more smoothly through your digestive tract.
- Vitamin C: Jicama is an excellent source of Vitamin C and Vitamin E, and it acts as an antioxidant in your body.
- Healthy: Jicama is a root vegetable that is low in calories, so it’s a great option to choose when you’re craving those french fries!
- Gut Healthy Food: Jicama contains a type of prebiotic fiber that is good for your gut.
These air fryer jicama fries are always gone in an instant at my house, but if you’re lucky enough to have some leftover, here’s how to keep them tasting fresh and delicious! I also added some tips on reheating your jicama fries.
- In the Refrigerator: Once cooled, place your zucchini fries in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. They’ll keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- In the Freezer: You can freeze your jicama fries after they are baked. Wait for them to cool, then freeze fries in a single layer on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet until solid. Transfer to a zip lock bag, remove excess air and return to the freezer. They can be kept in the freezer for 1 month.
- Reheat: Reheat leftovers in the air fryer for best results. Alternatively, you can reheat them in the oven and bake them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cook from Frozen: Air fry jicama fries until hot and crispy. You can do the same in the regular oven as well, but an air fryer is your best option for the job! It helps achieve that crispy French fry texture!
Air Fryer Jicama Fries
- 1 large jicama, peeled and sliced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl add the jicama and fill with water until covered.
Microwave for 10 minutes or until tender. (You can also boil them for 5 minutes on the stove.)
Strain and dry the jicama.
Add them to a bowl with the olive oil, garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, parmesan, and salt and pepper.
Put them in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
Shake the basket and cook another 5 minutes or until crispy.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or ketchup.
The Recipe Critic