Chipotle Jicama Fries

Fries are my weakness. Definitely a comfort food for me. So it would only make sense that I try to make an healthy alternative. Made this Chipotle Jicama Fries and was left with a smile on my face. This recipe can be used for both a cooked or raw version. 
A round, bulbous root vegetable with origins in the Mexican peninsula, jicama (pronounced hee-cama) is part of the legume family and grows on vines.
Very similar in texture to a turnip with a taste closer to an apple, jicama shares the monikers "Mexican water chestnut" and "Mexican yam bean." Jicama

1 large Jicama
1 tsp of garlic powder
¼ tsp of Chipotle
1 tbs of olive oil
½ tsp salt


Baked Version

Preheat oven to 425°. Peel and slice jicama ¼-½ inch thick. In a bowl mix remaining ingredients well. Add jicama an mix until well coated. Place in a well oiled 9"x13" baking dish. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or to desired crispiness. Stirring occasionally.

Raw Version

Marinate over night. Place on dehydrator screen. Dehydrate at 145 for ½ hour.Reduce temperature to 115 and dehydrate until desired dryness is achieved. Check them after about 4 hours.


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