Remember how I said I was experimenting with Jicama? Well, my first phase of experimentation has officially begun! What did I make? Seasoned Jicama Fries! How did they taste? Pretty darn good. I think the key is in the seasoning. I tried the Jicama plain and it has the consistency of a white potato without the chalky/starchy aftertaste. It wasn’t bad it was just kind of bland, which could be really great if you’re adding it, uncooked, to recipes for some added crunch.
I may even use it for those taco shells I mentioned in my video about what to do with Jicama. It really seems like a very versatile food. I’m so glad I like it! Oh, before I share the recipe, check out this cute guy:
No not Daniel! (although, heck yes he’s pretty darn cute!) The little bundle of cuteness in his arms …
Meet little Graham Allen! He’s Daniel’s sister’s baby and he’s just a week old. He’s adorable and super cool (notice his relaxed ‘chill’ state?)
We were able to spend a whole day with him and his happy parents last weekend. It was awesome.
OK enough showing off. Here comes the food …
Paleo Jicama Matchstick Fries
I took this Food Network Recipe and used light EVOO instead.
I also found that they tasted best when they were crunchy and turned brown. This is how my first batch looked:
They looked like french fries but they weren’t cooked enough. So I put them back in until they turned brown like this:
Perfecto! The seasoning combo was really good. It’s just a combination of salt, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. I could totally use it on sweet potato fries too. I liked them so much I think I’ll make them tonight too!
What’s your favorite way to eat Jicama? Have you tried fries? Any suggestions?