Paleo French Fries

Are you looking for something to replace your favorite salty snack? I think I found the answer! Paleo French Fries! These fries are not your typical fries. Instead of being made with potatoes, they are made from jicama.

Who said french fries had to be made with potatoes? Try my Paleo French Fries made with jicama.

What’s jicama? It’s a root vegetable with few calories but many nutrients. It’s a great alternative for fries and can be cooked in many different ways. Basically it’s my new favorite veggie, and I’m excited to be adding it to my palate!

What to serve with these? Bunless burgers, steak, Paleo nuggets! My friends on the College Primal Challenge said these helped them forget about their fast food cravings!

french fries

I can’t say I miss real fries. But the crispy ones were my favorite, and these Jicama Fries get crispy too! So fair warning, I haven’t had a French fry in forever, so when I call these fries, don’t be expecting the same results that come with your McDouble.

jicama fries

Speaking of McDouble, did you know college kids eat fast food 1-3 times per week? I was surprised hearing that number because I thought it would be even more frequent. But here’s the other problem. The majority buys junk food at the grocery, too. Precooked dinner meals, “protein” bars filled with sugar, cans of noodles, you name it they have it. I actually would argue I spend less money on food then many of my friends.

Paleo French Fries
Serves 3
French fries made from Jicama
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Jicama
  2. 1/2-1 Tablespoon olive oil
  3. Salt and pepper, to taste
  4. Paprika (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Peel jicama with a potato skinner, or with a knife.
  3. Chop top and bottom off jicama, and cut into fries.
  4. Place fries on a cookie sheet, and drizzle with olive oil. Top with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until desired crispiness!
Notes
  1. Buy your jicama and cook it within 2-3 days.
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Comments

  1. Laura says

    Could you please explain how the jicama turns itself from jicama into sugar? How does it know when it’s been 2-3 days since you brought it home to know to start turning into sugar?

    The body turns starches into glucose to use as energy. Is that what you mean by it turning into sugar? I’d love some science to back up your statement :)

    The recipe looks tasty, though!

    • Monica Bravo says

      Hey Laura! Honestly I don’t even remember the source that I got that from, so I deleted it! I don’t know much about jicama so I definitely found that on another site!

      Thanks for checking on that!

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