Faux French Fries


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Flavorful and a welcomed substitute after months without potatoes, I have come upon Jicama, yum!

 Jicama, also known as yambean, is bulbous root vegetable that has crisp and color when cut into similar to an apple.

 I had a hard time locating this root and eventually had to ask the produce manager at my local Publix to order it for me (they will do this if you ask!)

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First I peeled the Jicama and then sliced it as I would a potato. Once it was cut to the size I liked I placed it into a pot with boiling water for approximately 10 minutes and then poured them into a strainer.

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I allowed them to cool a bit before placing them into a large boil with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder and tossed until coated. I spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and placed them into the oven at 400 degrees for 50 minutes, flipping them at about half way through.

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Jicama Fries

 

1 large jicama

Olive oil

Salt & Pepper

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Peel jicama, slice into fries, boil for 8 minutes, strain them and then toss in bowl with olive oil and seasonings, then place in parchment lined baking sheet. Place into the oven at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

Serving size: 1 cup sliced

Nutrition: Cal 49, Carbs 11, Fiber 6, Protein 1

Net carbs: 5 

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