optional: sea salt and chopped parsley, for garnish
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Add peeled jicama slices to a large microwave-safe bowl. Add water, cover with cling wrap or a plate, and microwave for 10 minutes.
Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave (it will be very hot!), and drain the water.
Gently pat the jicama with paper towels to remove any excess water and moisture. Try to get the jicama as dry as possible.
Add olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Toss together to combine.
Transfer to prepared baking sheets and arrange fries in a single layer.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, flipping the fries over halfway through baking, until they're browned and crispy on both sides.
When slicing the jicama into sticks, try to slice each fry as uniform as possible so it cooks evenly.
Be very careful when removing the bowl from the microwave. It will be very hot! Use oven mitts. Also make sure to look away when uncovering the bowl so the steam doesn't harm your face.
This recipe makes 6 good-sized servings. It may look like a lot at first, but the fries will shrink once they're cooked. If you're making these fries for only 1 or 2 people, the recipe can easily be halved.
Baked Jicama Fries
Amount Per Serving (1 /6th of recipe)
Calories 147Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.