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10-14-2005, 03:04 PM
I cut a jicama in half and took a picture for those who have never seen one.
10-14-2005, 04:26 PM
...I find them to be very difficult to cut. Am I doing something wrong? Are they not ripe yet??? :(
10-14-2005, 04:42 PM
No, the skin is naturally tough. I cut the entire thing into sections small enough to fit into my potato french fry press, where I then cut them into french fries.
I am not too happy with the jicama mock fries at all. However, I later tried them with out the agave and just marinated in oil and spices and they were much better. Still, the sweet taste really doesn't come anything close to a french fry. It looks like fries, but definitely does not taste anything like them.
Personally, the best way I like them is marinated in lime juice and cayenne pepper. I just call it a jicama shoestring salad. It prepares people for what they are about to eat.
I am still experimenting though, I have some in the dehydrator. I like to experiment to find the new potential of things.
10-15-2005, 12:20 AM
How funny,,, when I bought one for the first time(just a week ago) I had to ask where they where cause I had NO IDEA what was getting... I pronounced it with a J sound as in Jamie,, Luckily it was my cousin helping me so I wasn't toooooooooo embarrased,,,
But this is part of what I love about this diet is the new fruits/vegies I am finding!!
10-15-2005, 07:51 AM
Ok, I have a suggestion for the fries. Remember, this is just my opinion, I suggest each person search out their own perfections.
Cut jicama into fry like portions (I use a potato press)
1/2 C olive oil
1 t cayenne
1 t chili
1/2 T celtic sea salt*
* seems like a lot of celtic sea salt, but you will be removing the jicama from the marinate and they only soak up so much of the salt. You can adjust the celtic sea salt to your liking.
Let it marinate overnight. Then place in dehydrator and dehydrate for at least an hour or so to heat them all the way through. I keep it around 105.
These turned out good. They actually had a taste that resembled real SAD french fries. I tried it on some SAD friends with my "mango ketchup" and they really liked them. They eat them with a fork like a shoe string salad.
10-15-2005, 10:38 AM
That sounds yummy AND easy.. gonna go soak one for the day and my family can have fries tonight!!!
Thanks for the recipe :)
Sharon in Colorado
10-15-2005, 11:01 AM
I love the jicama as is. I usually peel it and cut it with a wavy cutter so that they can be eaten as is or dipped in guacamole or salsa.
I have found the children really like jicama as well. It has a sweet flavor, and is very juicy and crunchy. Not as hard as a carrot though.
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