Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Jicama and Sweet Potato "Fries"

Thank you again for all of the SWEET comments about our wedding photos :) You guys rock! I'm walking around with a huge head today haha.

How was your day? Mine went pretty well. Work was busy and flew by. When I got home, I knew I REALLY wanted to get a run in. Despite the fact that today was suppose to be a rest day....I haven't been able to run outside in quite some time because I've been teaching so much! As a result, I capitalized on the nights freedom and went for a glorious 4 mile run. I then did some house work/ran some errands and got started on din din.

Cantaloupe was on sale this past week, which is why you've been seeing it so much on the blog! I LOVE cantaloupe and really capitalized on the sale!! I enjoyed my last (tear) bowl tonight:


I also tossed 1 cup of jicama and 1 sweet potato (sliced thin) in a little olive oil and then cooked them at 425 until brown and slightly crispy. I served them with a salsa and pinto bean mixture:

The salsa was from Publix GreenWise (organic!) line and was VERY delicious):
Here is a close up of the salsa/bean mixture:


And the jicama and sweet potato fries:


It really hit the spot! Since dinner was on the light side, I will probably either enjoy a little indulgent dessert later. Time for So You Think You Can Dance! What are you doing tonight?

49 comments:

Sarah W. said...

so the jicama crisps up like a potato chip? nice!!! i gotta do this sometime instead of buying bags of chips!!! I loooove the sweet potato & beet chips by Terra - maybe i can try to do beet chips too? hmmmmm

Allie Katie said...

Your dinner looks delish! I haven't tried jicama like that--I will have to soon! My night will involve sitting on my booty on the couch (yay) and packing for my trip to GA tomorrow. Have a GREAT night Erica!

Ashley Lauren said...

The fries look fabulous! I'm excited for the top 4 tonight :)

Lauren said...

Yep, just bought a loupe myself and it is the sweetest most decedant melon all summer.

I use to be allergic to it, actually, I think I still am a little, but somehow it doesn't stop me. I love fruit too much to neglect any one from my diet, no matter how sick it makes me! ;)

Hope you had a great day!

Chef Fresco said...

Looks awesome! Creative idea w. the jicama. Just saw your pics - cute!

traveleatlove said...

Yum those chips look so yummy! I love crunchy jicama!

Julie said...

your sweet potato chips look ON POINT! awesome job!

about to watch sytycd! it's dvred so I'm a little behind! which also equals no commercials for me!

lesley said...

Yum-o sweet potatoes!

I think I've been eating salsa with just about everything lately! ha, I love it!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

I've never tried jicama, but this is the third time I've seen it today. It looks good!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

jicama fries sound great! I'll definitely try that! :)

Marissa {sparkles and fate} said...

Yum! I put salsa on everything!

UptownGirl said...

I think its time I tried Jicama, great meal tonight!

Deva said...

your fries look so good. my night is one relaxing one with a book, and maybe some cake and icecream :)

thresholdofgreatness said...

You've convinced me that I need more jicama in my life! Yum! I would have never thought to do this with jicama. :)

Tonight, I took a long walk and am now drinking wine and watching Top Chef. Living the life.

Britt said...

Yum, those look great! I blogged and watched SYTYCD too, love that show!!

bhealthier said...

shopping, NY pizza for dinner and night swim at the hotel pool!!! :)

lovely jicama fries! and that salsa looks great too.

I love your state. i don't want to leave!

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

Mmm sweet potato fries! You made em! I should try the jicama though - never had it! Have a good one :)

Finsmom said...

Love the idea of jicama in fry form!

Eat Chic said...

I've never thought to put jicama in the oven like that, what a great idea! I will definetly be giving that a try next time I make my sweet potato fries!

Holly said...

I can't get enough 'loupe, either!! It is my favorite melon, and definitely top 3 favorite fruits. :-)

Anne said...

Yum, those fries look awesome. I've never had jicama fries, but I had bnut squash fries today and they were delish. I've gotta try the jicama :D

carolinebee said...

OMG OMG, i'm watching Janine's solo right now- amaziiing :D

wholebodylove said...

I have got to make jicama chips! How did I never think of this?

The Blonde Duck said...

I just saw your wedding pics! So cute! I LOVE your dresses!

mamasweeds said...

I just discovered jicama and have only had it raw. Jicama chips?? Gotta try it.

Sarah W. said...

how did you get your veggies cut so thinly? mandolin slicer? or knife?

Ada said...

Interesting, I've never tried cooking jicama! I usually just eat it raw but cooking it sounds like a great idea! I'm always looking for new vegetables to transform into "fries" so this will be perfect:)

NoMeatAthlete said...

Looks great! I've never heard of using jicama for chips (or fries, whatever you want to call them), but apparently it works. I've used it for coleslaw before and found it to be an interesting vegetable. And who doesn't like odd-looking, interesting veggies?

ttfn300 said...

ooh, how did the jicama work as chips??

brandi said...

those fries look awesome!

Krista said...

The sweet potato/jicama chips look great! I've never tried jicama before....I think it's high time I buy some!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

You know I just had jicama for the first time last week. So good! I like the idea of making fries with them.

Maria said...

Great dinner. Baked sweet potato fries are my favorite! I watched SYTYCD last night too! Who do you want to win? Have a good day!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Call me crazy, but I do not like any kind of melon!! I never have. Glad you enjoyed yours though :-)

K from ksgoodeats said...

I am loving your jicama and SP fries! I've never had jicama - that's going to have to change ;)

Glad you had a great day and a fantastic run! Hope the rest of your evening was relaxing and that you have a great day today!

Pam (Highway to Health) said...

I need to try jicama!! That looks delicious.

Eve said...

I've only had raw - I will definitely be trying it baked!!

holly said...

yay for SYTYCD - however, RIP Ade. he was my fave :(

katherine said...

The chips/fries look fantastic! Were they sliced very thinly to start?

I can't believe I missed SYTYCD last night! I have to get caught up NOW! :)

Have a great day

Mandy said...

my night was spent baking away in the kitchen for my in-laws! An awesome lasagna recipe and also some muffins and chocolate coffee cake - which didn't make it to them because it wasn't done in time... and I had a slice this morning! SO good!! And healthy to boot ;)

I've never had jicama... what does it taste like???

Cait (Cait's Plate) said...

I LOVE sweet potato 'fries' - they're one of my favorite things to make! I've never tried Jicama but I definitely want to give it a shot.

To get my milk frothy I use my trusty frother that you can find here: http://www.amazon.com/BonJour-Manual-Maximus-Brushed-Stainless/dp/B000ZMDQ54/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1249571198&sr=8-15

I'd TOTALLY recommend it! It makes awesome foam :)

Yum Yucky said...

Every time I buy a whole cantaloupe, I'm too lazy to crack it open. So I started buying it from the Amish people cut up already, I'm eating it like crazy. Probably one of the few times laziness breeds healthiness.

fittingbackin said...

ooh those "fries" look AWESOME!!

Aggie said...

Wow, those potatoes and jicama look awesome! I love jicama, but never tried that...yum!!

My Sensei said...

Those chips look so yum and crispy! Homemade terra...got to try that!

Diana said...

I can't beleive the finale of SYTYCD is tonight! Thank god there will be a fall season, eh? I didn't vote for a winner because i couldn't decide!

Lori said...

I have yet to try jicama. I really need to find some. It always sounds great! Loved the additional wedding pics in your last post!

lilveggiepatch said...

Those look just like store-bought terra chips! Yummy.

Lainie said...

Ooooh what a good jicama tip! I never would've though that it crisps like a chip?! I'm going to try that ASAP...