This Curly Jicama Fries comes from Clean Eating Magazine. We are able to purchase jicama for less than a $1 at our Farmers' Market and looking for new ways to eat it.
We also roasted peppers last weekend and have jarred peppers on hand.
Serves: 6 Hands-on Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes
Preheat oven to 400°F. Secure jicama in a spiral slicer and turn the crank to create noodles. Using a sharp knife, cut jicama noodles into 2- to 3-inch pieces.
In a large bowl, toss jicama noodle pieces with 1 tbsp oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder, chile powder, cumin, oregano and thyme; toss to coat. Spread jicama pieces in an even layer on a large rimmed parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, turning halfway, until golden and crispy.
Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, place roasted bell peppers, almonds, remaining 3 tbsp oil, vinegar, paprika, garlic cloves, salt and black pepper; purée until smooth.
Transfer jicama fries to a serving platter. Sprinkle parsley over fries and serve with pepper sauce for dipping.
Nutrients per serving (2/3 cup fries and 1/6 of sauce): calories: 240, total fat: 15 g, sat. fat: 2 g, monounsaturated fat: 10 g, polyunsaturated fat: 3 g, carbs: 23 g, fiber: 12 g, sugars: 4 g, protein: 12 g, sugars: 4 g, protein: 4 g, sodium: 136 mg, cholesterol: 0 mg We liked the dipping sauce so much, we may just use it to dip jicama sticks.