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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Jicama Hash Browns

Sunday morning breakfast consisted of whole wheat blueberry pancakes with homemade honey syrup, sausage and a side of Jicama hash browns.

We have never tried Jicama, and know that it's also called a "Mexican Potato."  

(midway through cooking)

I peeled it, shredded it, and fried it.  First I diced an onion and cooked it in canola oil, then add the shredded Jicama with salt and pepper.  

It is sweet.  Not what I was expecting, but pretty good anyway.  It contains no fat and is very low in carbs.  Next time I will add some garden green peppers to the onion.


Sam I Am...... said...

It's great raw also. That's the only way I've had it. I've seen it cut like french fires and used in veggie platters. It's crunchy and delicious with a veggie dip. Your breakfast sounded great....I haven't had mine yet..I can almost smell that sausage....yum! I need to go to my kitchen now........

nancypo said...

I had it grated (large) in salads too, with mexican ingredients, corn, etc., yummy...

labbie1 said...

I have never heard of this! Interesting!

Thanks for bouncing over to my menu and the suggestion for the Clean Eating Magazine site. I am going to go look into the low fat and low sodium options!

Thanks again! Love your blog!