Crispy Keto Garlic Parmesan Jicama Fries

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

Crispy Keto Garlic Parmesan 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
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Crispy Keto Garlic Parmesan Jicama Fries Directions

  • 1
    Preheat 1 inch of avocado oil to medium heat in a large skillet.
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  • 2
    To peel a jicama, cut off the root. From the cut side, cut some vertical notch down the side like you would peel the skin off with a knife. Grab the jicama skin and pull down to the other end of the jicama. Repeat on all sides of the jicama.
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  • 3
    Cut jicama into shoestring french fries sizes with a knife.
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  • 4
    Toss shoestring jicama fries until evenly coated in a shallow bowl containing protein powder and seasonings.
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  • 5
    To see if the oil is hot enough for fries, throw a tiny piece of the batter into the hot oil. If it sizzles right away, the oil is ready. Add jicama fries to the hot oil. Don't over-crowd the pan. Add just enough to cover the bottom of the skillet. Fry for about 7-12 minutes or until the fries are golden brown. Remove from heat and place on a paper towel to catch the excess oil.
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    Season with garlic, parmesan and parsley if desired.
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Low Carb Garlic Parmesan Jicama Fries

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

These crispy garlic parmesan keto jicama fries are one side dish you should make every week. 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. These keto jicama fries are then tossed in grated parmesan cheese, garlic and parsley for a finished flavor that is delicious when served next to your favorie keto dinner.

What is Jicama?

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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.

How To Peel a Jicama

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To peel a jicama, you want to cut off the root end of the vegetable. Then with a knife, make little vertical cuts going around the vegetable. Next grab onto one of those vertical notches and pull down towards the other end. 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.
jicama cut into shoestring french fries on a plate

How Many Carbs are in Jicama?

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 protien 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 deteremine 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 Keto Jicama Fries

Some of my favorite keto dinners to serve with jicama fries are:

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.

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