Garlic Parmesan Jicama Fries


Keto jicama fries smothered in a gluten-free batter, fried to a perfect crisp and topped with minced garlic and parmesan cheese. These keto garlic parmesan fries are stand alone showstopper of a keto recipe but are also tasty with a burger or hotdog.

a basket of keto jicama fries with garlic, parmesan and parsley sprinkled on top

This crispy garlic parmesan keto jicama fries recipe is one side dish you should make every week! I am sure you have checked out our keto French fries recipe, this jicama recipe has been around much longer in the attempt to replace potato fries.

Jicama fries are quite easy to make and can be made ahead for a freezer safe, keto meal prep option.

My crispy battered jicama fries are cut into shoestring fry shapes and coated with a dusting of protein powder and some seasoning to create a crunchy batter when deep fried in avocado oil (preferred) or olive oil.

These crispy jicama fries are then tossed in grated parmesan cheese, garlic and parsley for a finished flavor that is delicious when served next to your favorite keto dinner.

What is Jicama?

black air fryer

Jicama is a root vegetable or tuber similar to a potato. It has a brown outer skin similar to a potato and the inside flesh is white and hard. Jicama is also called a Mexican turnip or Mexican potato since they are mostly grown south of the border.

Garlic Parmesan Jicama Fries Recipe Video

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Jicama Fries Ingredients

  • 1 medium jicama
  • 1 cup unflavored whey protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • avocado oil for frying (optionally can use olive oil)
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Garlic Parmesan Jicama Fries Directions

  • Garlic Parmesan Jicama Fries
  • How to peel a jicama?

    1. To peel a jicama, you want to cut off the root end of the vegetable.
    2. Then with a knife, make little vertical cuts going around the vegetable.
    3. Next grab onto one of those vertical notches and pull down towards the other end.
    4. The skin should peel off easily most of the time. If it doesn’t, create another notch with your knife. Continue this process moving around the jicama.
    peeling the skin off a jicama

    How many carbs are in jicama?

    jicama cut into shoestring French fries on a plate

    Per cup of this sliced root vegetable, jicama contains around 11 gram of total carbs and about 5 grams net carbs. That’s why it is the perfect low carb substitute for French fries! Jicama is keto friendly because it is so low in carbs.

    Keto breading for jicama fries?

    The breading on these crispy parmesan garlic keto jicama fries is a mixture of unflavored whey protein powder, salt, garlic powder and onion powder.

    I like using protein powder as a batter for fries keto foods because it creates a puffy, crispy outer crust. It reminds me of popcorn chicken.

    can of Perfect Keto whey protein next to a basket of jicama fries

    Any unflavored whey proteins powder will work for this easy keto recipe but I like to use Perfect Keto whey protein. It is made from grass-fed cows and contains a little bit of MCT oil for energy and to help keep you full.

    How long to cook jicama fries?

    To determine how long to cook your jicama fries, it really depends on how thick you cut your jicama and how hot your oil is. If you cut your fries into shoestring fries, they won’t take as long to fry as a thicker steak cut jicama fry.

    I like to cut my jicama into shoestring fry shapes and fry them in avocado oil over medium to medium-high heat for 7 to 12 minutes. The outside batter of the French fry should turn a golden brown color.

    What to serve with jicama fries?

    bunless burger with a tomato on top next to a mound of garlic parmesan jicama fries

    How to store jicama fries?

    Unfortunately just like regular French fries, jicama fries really should be eaten right away for best quality. They can get soggy if you save any for the next day. You can try to reheat them in the air fryer to crisp them up again.

    Can you freeze jicama fries?

    Yes! Jicama fries make a great keto meal prep option. It’s is best to blanch the fries first before freezing. To freeze jicama fries, follow these steps:

    1. Microwave jicama fries in a glass bowl with water for 5 minutes. Then drain completely.
    2. Place the jicama fries on a parchment lined baking tray and put in the freezer to flash freeze them until the keto fries are solid.
    3. Once solid, transfer the jicama fries to a freezer bag and store in the freezer until you want to use them.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Garlic Parmesan Jicama Fries

    Servings: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 193
    Fat 5.7g
    Protein 16.3g
    Total Carbs 11.7g
    Net Carbs 3.2g

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    1. This is absolutely delicious! Finding recipes like this makes me so happy that there are fantastic alternatives to potatoes. It may not be “just like” a potato but with flavor like this why would it matter? I’ve dipped in sugar-free ketchup, blue cheese dressing, and so good by themselves. A nice short cut I discovered, at Trader Joe’s, they have julienne precut jicama! I like to make them thinner so I will give them another chop but certainly nice when you don’t have time to chop up a jicama root. Thank you so much, Annie!

    2. Hi Annie.
      I absolutely love your videos I have learned so much from you.
      I’m new with Keto
      I have a question for ya
      What can I use instead of 1 cup whey Protein powder.
      Thank you
      Helen ?

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