Friday, March 30, 2012

What's Jicama?

As I continue down this raw food exploration, I am learning so much! Not just all the valuable healing and health stuff, but practical things, such as what a jicama is! Apparently it is a strange mix between an apple and a potato. And it is slightly magical, in that you can make "french" fries with them, RAW! Whoa. Neato jicamo.
Here is an excellent recipe from Raw Intentions. Sign up for their newsletter to get free recipes!




Crunchy Jicama Fries

Base coating
1 large Jicama, peeled, and sliced into quarter inch strips to resemble French fries
1 cup nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne
Pinch of salt
Place all ingredients in a ziplock bag. Can be doubled if using more than one Jicama. Add herbs and spices of your choice and enjoy the great flavors. Best if eaten the same day.
Divide in half if making more than one flavor and add:

Herb Fries
1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
1 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon thyme
Place all ingredients in a Ziploc bag with the base coating and mix well. Add Jicama Strips and shake in bag until well coated.

 Mexican Fries
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon coriander
Place all ingredients in a Ziploc bag with the base coating and mix well. Add Jicama Strips and shake in bag until well coated.

 Sweet Fries
½ cup shredded coconut ground in a  
spice grinder or blender
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of Stevia powder
Optional spices could include, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom
Place all ingredients in a Ziploc bag with the base coating and mix well. Add Jicama Strips and shake in bag until well coated.

© 2011, Denise Madeja

3 comments:

  1. oooh this sounds interesting. I hope you don't mind if I put this on my Pinterest. I would love to try your recipes. =)

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  2. Need a pic of real jicama fries! We should make some!

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