Snacks - Phase 1 - jicama chips

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08-31-2005, 11:39 PM
that's right i said it CHIPS!!!!!!

i was bored earlier this evening and decided to do some culinary experimentation and i came up with this. a little sweeter than potato chips but they really helpp with the craving for potato chips (i am a salt person so i crave them more than dessers). i would love people's feedback.

2 cups jicama
3 tbsp olive oil
chili powder, as much as you want for spiciness (i used 2 tbsp)
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp white pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Slice the jicama as thin as possible. mix oil, chili powder, cumin and white pepper in a large mixing bowl. add jicama and toss until jicama is covered. Place the jicama on a baking sheet in one layer. Bake in oven until browned at the edges. Remove from oven. Using a paper towl dab off any excess oil (don't dab too hard or you'll also remove all the spices). Let cool and set about 15 minutes.


serves 2 (the Jicama shrinks considerably in cooking)
Nutritional Information: 266 cals; 22 g fat; 18 g carbs; 10 g dietry fibre; 2.5 g protein

09-01-2005, 01:45 AM
Wow!! This sounds really good!! Next time I go to the store I am going to get Jicama!! Thanks!! :D

09-01-2005, 08:41 PM
what is jicama

09-01-2005, 08:45 PM
jicama is part of the root family, and has a slightly apple like texture and a gently sweet taste. its white, often in store made veggie trays......

01-12-2006, 10:44 PM
do you have to peel it first? or leave the peel on?

01-12-2006, 11:55 PM
Tasma5, Peel Jicama . It's a wonderful root vegetable. Crunchy! It reminds me water chestnuts -- and if you "miss" some crunch in your salads, add it, you won't miss croutons at all.

10-27-2010, 02:01 AM
I actually just tried these but used splenda and cinnamon instead of the cumin, chili powder, and pepper. I thought they were great!! I am a sweets person and so this will really work for me. I am going to try them the savory way tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion nefarious_wytch!! =)

04-18-2011, 09:29 PM
I thought these sounded interesting & gave it a shot. I tried using my convection oven & used a mandolin to slice super thin then baked as directed - results were soggy chips. Then I tried baking on acooling rack - resulting in burnt soggy chips! Not my cup of tea!

04-18-2011, 09:42 PM
Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

I like to use jicama instead of potatoes in hash browns. Lower carb, and I toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper and a little cayenne and bake them in the oven in little nests at 450 until crisped and golden. Very nice with a poached egg on top.