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Crispy Jicama Fries are a surprisingly tasty and healthy alternative to potato chips. Enjoy low carb seasoned potato chips that are nutritious and delicious!

I am obsessed with my air fryer! I love using my air fryer to cook all my vegetables. Anything from corn on the cob to zucchini, and even using my air fryer to cook the best baby carrots. I recommend you try them all!

Top view of air fryer jicama cooked in an air fryer basket.  A striped hand towel is next to the basket.

What are jicama fries?

If you haven’t been properly introduced to Jicama Fries yet, then I’m happy to be the first to tell you about them! Jicama is a starchy tuber that has a texture similar to that of a potato. But it’s even healthier, and because it’s so similar, jicama makes the best fries! You won’t be able to tell the difference. I like to chop them up and add savory seasonings and throw them in the air fryer and you have amazing Jicama Fries.

Fries are our favorite snack or side dish to any burger! We love fries in our house and we always have fries in the freezer to throw in the fryer whenever we want. Regular fries are a must in the air fryer, but have you tried cooking up some frozen sweet potato fries? They’re unbelievably delicious (plus they’re easy)! And you absolutely cannot forget the waffle fries. They’re also great in the air fryer!

Ingredients to make Air Fryer Jicama Fries

I love this easy air fryer recipe! The best part is that you don’t have to sacrifice deliciousness for healthiness. It’s simple and easy and a great way to switch things up! Follow the recipe card below for the exact list of ingredients.

  • Jicama: Just one large jicama will do! Make sure to peel it and cut it into sticks.
  • Olive oil: The olive oil will help the fries crisp up and help the seasonings adhere to the fries. Avocado oil would work too!
  • Garlic powder: The flavor of garlic should be in every recipe!
  • Smoked paprika: Smoked paprika tastes smokier than regular paprika, and I’m here for it!
  • Italian seasoning: The addition of seasonings and herbs help give the jicama a perfect flavor.
  • Grated parmesan: The salty flavor of Parmesan is delicious in fries.
  • Salt and pepper: Season to taste with salt and pepper.

How to Make Air Fryer Jicama Fries

Jicama is actually very healthy, so this recipe will make everyone happy… Parents and children included! You’ll want to make these for all your keto, vegan, and gluten-free friends.

  1. Soak the jicama sticks: In a large bowl, add the jicama and fill with water to cover.
  2. Microwavable Jicama Sticks: Microwave for 10 minutes or until tender. (You can also boil them for 5 minutes on the stove.)
  3. Drain and dry: Strain and dry the jicama.
  4. Add oil and seasonings: Add them to a bowl with olive oil, garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper.
  5. Cook in the air fryer: Put them in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
  6. Shake and continue cooking: Shake basket and cook another 5 minutes or until crisp.
  7. Enjoy: Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or tomato sauce.
The first photo shows cut jicama sticks in a large clear bowl.  Seasonings and spices are sprinkled on top of the jicama.  The second photo is the seasoned jicama spread out in the fryer ready to air fry.

Jicama Benefits

These Air Fryer Jicama Fries are such a versatile classic recipe! Jicama has a great neutral flavor and delicious texture. You should definitely add more jicama to your diet and recipes!

  • High in Fiber: Dietary fiber helps stool move more smoothly through the digestive tract.
  • Vitamin C: Jicama is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin E, and acts as an antioxidant in your body.
  • Healthy: Jicama is a low-calorie root vegetable, so it’s a great option to pick when you’re craving potato chips!
  • Gut-healthy foods: Jicama contains a type of prebiotic fiber that is good for the gut.

Close up view of a jicama fry being dipped in sauce on a dark gray plate.  The sauce is garnished with fresh parsley and a blue and white checkered towel is next to the plate.

leftover storage

These Air Fryer Jicama Fries are always gone in a flash at my house, but if you’re lucky enough to have some leftovers, here’s how to keep them tasting fresh and delicious! I also added a few tips for reheating your jicama fries.

  • In the refridgerator: Once cooled, place your zucchini fries in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. They will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • In the freezer: You can freeze your jicama fries after they are baked. Wait for them to cool, then freeze the fries in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet until solid. Transfer to a ziplock bag, remove excess air, and return to the freezer. They can be kept in the freezer for 1 month.
  • Reheat: Reheat leftovers in the air fryer for best results. Alternatively, you can reheat them in the oven and bake them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cooking from Frozen: Air fry the jicama chips until hot and crisp. You can also do the same thing in the regular oven, but an air fryer is your best bet for the job! Helps achieve that crispy potato chip texture!


  • In a large bowl add the jicama and fill with water to cover.

  • Microwave for 10 minutes or until tender. (You can also boil them for 5 minutes on the stove.)

  • Strain and dry the jicama.

  • Add them to a bowl with the olive oil, garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper.

  • Put them in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.

  • Shake basket and cook another 5 minutes or until crisp.

  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or tomato sauce.


It serves: 4

calories236kcal (12%)carbohydrates28gram (9%)Protein4gram (8%)Fat13gram (twenty%)Saturated fattwogram (10%)polyunsaturated fat1grammonounsaturated fat8gramCholesterol5milligrams (two%)Sodium122milligrams (5%)Potassium477milligrams (14%)Fiberfifteengram (60%)Sugar5gram (6%)Vitamin A249UI (5%)Vitamin C61milligrams (74%)Calcium101milligrams (10%)Irontwomilligrams (eleven%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measurement methods, and serving sizes per household.

Grade Appetizer, Side dish

Kitchen American

Keyword air fryer, jicama fries, low carb

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