Ever wonder what to do when you have too much jicama? Here's a quick guide to making a quick snack. Best served with barbeque sauce. The stripes on the fries are caused by the moisture escaping the jicama and creating fissures where the starch from the jicama collects and browns.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spray a microwave-safe plate with cooking spray. Arrange jicama pieces on plate.

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  • Cook in the microwave on high until small brown stripes begin to form on the fries, 9 to 11 minutes. Check on the fries every few minutes to avoid burning. Remove plate from microwave with an oven mitt because plate will be hot.

Nutrition Facts

25.9 calories; 0.5 g protein; 5.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 2.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2013
Thank you for sharing the recipe, I thought they were really good. I had never tried Jicama, so I made 3 recipes that I found, and this was my favorite. I added some pam spray and sea salt at the end and they were great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/12/2014
This took closer to 15 min and never got nice "zebra" stripes. It was chewy and the kids hated it. My husband and I thought it was just ok. I'm gonna try roasting them in the oven next time Read More
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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2013
Thank you for sharing the recipe, I thought they were really good. I had never tried Jicama, so I made 3 recipes that I found, and this was my favorite. I added some pam spray and sea salt at the end and they were great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2013
Thank you for sharing the recipe, I thought they were really good. I had never tried Jicama, so I made 3 recipes that I found, and this was my favorite. I added some pam spray and sea salt at the end and they were great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2013
My first experience with Jicama and it was awesome. I added a little sea salt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2012
Had a ton of jicama left over and when I found this recipe I thought "What do I have to lose?" I followed the recipe exactly microwaved it 4 minutes to start then checked at 2 minute intervals. I squirted a little cooking spray on the "fries" after they were done and lightly salted them. The fish I served them with had a nice tomato-ey sauce and this really made the "fries" yummy. So maybe ketchup would not be amiss. I will definitely make again when I have jicama left over. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2014
Was quite surprised how yummy this was. Sprinkled with a little salt and they tasted almost like french fries. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/12/2014
This took closer to 15 min and never got nice "zebra" stripes. It was chewy and the kids hated it. My husband and I thought it was just ok. I'm gonna try roasting them in the oven next time Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2017
Being a low carber I really miss french fries, so tried these as a sub. They were delicious. I cooked as written in the microwave for 11 minutes, and then dusted them with a bit of salt and a dash or two of Malt vinegar. Served them with fried cod and mushy peas...English style. Thank you for sharing the recipe, Darren---it's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2019
I followed the recipe exactly and indeed got stripes. They tasted like french fries that had been left in the car. Considering they were jicama I consider that a 5 star win. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2015
Wonderful alternative to"real" fries. Read More