Airfryer Jicama Fries are a surprisingly tasty and healthy alternative to potato chips. Enjoy low carb seasoned potato chips that are nutritious and delicious!
I am obsessed with my air fryer! I love using my air fryer to cook all my vegetables. Anything from corn on the cob to zucchini to using my air fryer to cook the best baby carrots. I recommend trying them all!
What are jicama chips?
If you haven’t been properly introduced to jicama chips yet, I’m happy to be the first to tell you! Jicama is a starchy tuber that has a potato-like texture. But it’s even healthier, and because it’s so similar, jicama makes the best fries! You won’t be able to tell the difference. I love chopping them up and adding savory ingredients and throwing them in the air fryer and you have amazing jicama chips.
Fries are our favorite snack or side dish to any burger! We love French fries in our house and always have them in the freezer to put in the air fryer whenever we want. Regular fries are a must in the air fryer, but have you tried cooking fries from frozen? They’re unbelievably delicious (plus they’re easy)! And you absolutely cannot forget the fries. They’re also great in the air fryer!
Ingredients to make jicama chips with the air fryer
I love this easy air fryer recipe! The best part is that you don’t have to sacrifice deliciousness for healthiness. It’s simple and easy and a great way to switch things up! Follow the recipe card below for the exact list of ingredients.
- Jicama: One large jicama will suffice! Make sure to peel it and cut it into sticks.
- Olive oil: The olive oil will help the fries crisp up and help the ingredients stick to the fries. Avocado oil is good too!
- Garlic powder: The flavor of garlic should be in every recipe!
- Smoked paprika: Smoked paprika tastes smokier than regular paprika, and I’m here for it!
- Italian dressing: Adding seasonings and herbs help give the jicama the perfect flavor.
- Grated Parmesan cheese: The salty flavor of Parmesan cheese is delicious on fries.
- Salt and pepper: Spice with salt and pepper.
How to make jicama chips with an air fryer
Jicama is really very healthy, so this recipe will make everyone happy… Parents and children included! You’ll want to make these for all your keto, vegan, and gluten-free friends.
- Dip Jicama Sticks: In a large bowl, add the jicama and fill with water to cover.
- Microwave Jicama Sticks: Microwave for 10 minutes or until tender. (You can also boil them for 5 minutes on the stove.)
- Drain and dry: Filter and dry the jicama.
- Add oil and seasonings: Add them to a bowl with olive oil, garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
- Cooking in the fryer: Place them in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
- Shake and continue cooking: Shake basket and cook another 5 minutes or until crisp.
- To a good time: Serve with your favorite sauce or ketchup.
Advantages of jicama
These Air Fryer Jicama Fries are such a versatile classic recipe! Jicama has a great neutral flavor and delicious texture. You should definitely add more jicama to your diet and recipes!
- High in fiber: Dietary fiber helps stool move more smoothly through the digestive tract.
- vitamin C: Jicama is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin E and acts as an antioxidant in your body.
- Healthy: Jicama is a low-calorie root vegetable, making it a great choice when you have a craving for potato chips.
- Gut-healthy foods: Jicama contains a type of prebiotic fiber that is good for the gut.
Conservation of leftovers
These Air Fryer Jicama Fries have always disappeared in a flash at my house, but if you’re lucky enough to have some leftovers, here’s how to keep them fresh and delicious! I’ve also added some tips on how to reheat your jicama chips.
- In the fridge: Once cooled, place your zucchini fries in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. They can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- In the freezer: You can freeze your jicama chips after they are cooked. Wait for them to cool, then freeze the fries in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet until solid. Transfer to a ziplock bag, remove excess air, and return to the freezer. They can be kept in the freezer for 1 month.
- Heat: Reheat leftovers in the air fryer for best results. Alternatively, you can reheat them in the oven and bake them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Frozen cooking: Fry the jicama chips until hot and crisp. You can also do the same thing in the regular oven, but an air fryer is the best option for the job! Helps get that crispy potato chip texture!
Try multiple recipes in the air fryer
Now that you have the air fryer, try these recipes! You will love how easy the air fryer is. Makes dinner time quick and delicious! You’ll want to do everything in the air fryer like me!
In a large bowl add the jicama and fill it with water to cover.
Microwave for 10 minutes or until tender. (You can also boil them for 5 minutes on the stove.)
Filter and dry the jicama.
Place them in a bowl with the olive oil, garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
Place them in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
Shake basket and cook another 5 minutes or until crisp.
- Serve with your favorite sauce or ketchup.
Calories236kcal (12%) Carbohydrates28g (9%) Protein4g (8%) Fat13g (20%) Saturated Fat2g (10%) Polyunsaturated Fat1g Monounsaturated Fat8gCholesterol5mg (2%) Sodium122mg (5%) Potassium477mg (14%) Fiber15g (60g 6%) Vitamin A249IU (5%) Vitamin C61mg (74%) Calcium101mg (10%) Iron2mg (11%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value varies based on brands used, measurement methods, and serving sizes per family.
Appetizer, of course, side dish.
Keyword fryer, jicama chips, low carb