Yuca Fries Recipe

Craving for some fries? Ditch the potatoes and make these delicious yuca fries instead! Yuca or yuca root, more commonly known as cassava, is a perfect substitute for potatoes. It has a similar grainy texture to potatoes but has an earthy and nutty flavor. 

Once deep fried, you’ll get creamy and crunchy golden fries that are soft on the inside but crispy on the outside. Don’t worry, you can slice and fry it just like how you normally prepare potato fries. The only extra step you need is cutting the yuca ends and peeling the skin. Serve this with guasacaca or avocado sauce and enjoy snacking!

Yuca Fries Recipe

How To Make Yuca Fries

Skip the usual potatoes and make yuca fries next time you’re craving a snack. Made out of cassava, these are great with some avocado sauce on the side.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 55 mins


  • 3 lb yuca, fresh, (cassava)
  • salt, to taste
  • 3 cups oil, (light tasting such as vegetable, canola or avocado)

To Serve (Optional):

  • avocado sauce, (guasacaca)
  • cilantro mojo


  1. Cut off both ends of the yuca root. Then, cut them into 3 to 4-inch rounds, depending on the length of the yuca.
  2. Make a shallow cut lengthwise into the skin of the yuca. Work your thumbs under one side of the cut. Once underneath the peel, work thumbs down the length of the root, peeling the skin off.
  3. Bring to boil a pot with plenty of water and salt. Add the rounds to the boiling water. Cook for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until fork-tender. Drain and let it cool.
  4. Cut yuca pieces in half and remove the inner root. Then cut into fingers.
  5. Heat the oil in a large skillet or cast iron with oil up to ½ inch over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
  6. Fry the yuca fries in batches, turning once, until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon. Drain over paper towels.


  • Sugar: 4g
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  • Calcium: 36mg
  • Calories: 1353kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 86g
  • Fat: 113g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 71g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 32g
  • Potassium: 615mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 32mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 29IU
  • Vitamin C: 47mg
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