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Yuca Fries

These yuca fries are extra crispy on the outside, and super soft and creamy on the inside. They're surprisingly easy to make, and are the perfect side dish to share with family and friends!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetables
Keyword 3 ingredients, cassava, paleo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 242kcal


  • Large pot


  • 2 pounds yuca peeled
  • 3 cups vegetable oil see Notes
  • salt to taste


  • Cook yuca in a large pot of boiling water for about 20 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and let cool until cold enough to handle. Cut cooked yuca into strips, about ½-inch thick and 4-inches long, and discard the fibrous core.
    yucca fries step 2
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat, to 350° Fahrenheit. Carefully drop yuca into the oil and fry for about 5 minutes or until crispy, then place on a paper-towel lined plate.
    yucca fries step 3
  • Once all yuca has been fried, toss the fries in salt and whatever other spices you’d like, then serve hot.
    yucca fries step 4


  • Vegetable Oil: Feel free to use any neutral tasting oil such as canola, avocado, or vegetable oil.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 410mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 55g