I love French fries in all shapes and colors, including pommes frites, spicy fries, sweet potato fries, crunchy fries, mushy fries (yes, I like mushy fries) and today we are trying out jicama fries! Below is what jicama looks like. I’ll admit that I had to google it the first time I purchased jicama because I had no idea what to look for. The skin is not edible so you can peel it with a standard potato peeler or slice away with a sharp knife. Then just slice into strips or spiralize and you don’t even need to cook it. Crunchy, fresh and delicious. While jicama is great raw, let me tell you something…cooking it up with spices and topping with tons of cheese is where it’s at! And not just any cheese! Les Petite Fermieres sharp cheddar, fontina and pepper jack. Such a great combo but you can use your faves. Go nuts!
Don’t these jicama fries look like potatoes???
You can use any combo of cheese but I love the creaminess of fontina, the spicy edge of pepper jack and the sharp bite of cheddar.
These jicama fries are great simply roasted with spices and even better with melted sharp cheddar…
But really, it’s all about that spicy cheese sauce poured right over the top.