Yuca Fries
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The outside of these yuca fries is extra crispy, while the inside is super soft and creamy.

They’re surprisingly simple to prepare and make a great side dish to serve to family and friends!

Why Is This Recipe So Delicious?

Yuca Fries Delicious
Food: Yuca Fries (Source: Savory Thoughts)
  • It only requires three ingredients! That’s right, all you need for this delicious dish is yuca, vegetable oil, and salt.
  • It’s by far the simplest method for making perfect yuca fries! We make slicing easier by boiling the yuca first. This quick and easy hack reduces overall recipe time and effort.
  • Yuca is a healthier alternative to potatoes because it has more nutritional value. These fries are high in protein and carbs, so you’ll feel energized rather than bloated after eating them.

Important Ingredients

Yuca – The star of this fries recipe is the yuca root, also known as cassava root. If you’ve never seen or eaten yuca before, it resembles a cross between a sweet potato and a white potato.

It has a rough, dark brown skin and white flesh. It’s deliciously starchy, and it’s a blank canvas for whatever seasonings you want to add!

Vegetable Oil – Any neutral oil, such as canola, avocado, or vegetable oil, will work in this recipe. The trick is to choose an oil that you won’t taste in your finished dish. The delicious flavors and textures of the yuca will shine through with a neutral oil.

Chef’s Advice

  • Feel free to season these yuca fries however you want! A pinch of smoked paprika, garlic powder, or even chipotle powder would complement the dish perfectly. They were perfect with a sprinkling of fresh chopped parsley and sea salt on top!
  • Before boiling, peel the yuca completely. Yuca skin is known for being waxy, and it should always be removed before cooking. After that, boil your yuca until fork-tender – this will make cutting it into fries much easier!
  • You can roast these yuca fries in the oven to make them even healthier! Boil and slice your yuca before putting them on a baking sheet with a drizzle of vegetable oil and a pinch of salt. Then bake the fries for about 25 minutes at 425°F, or until golden brown and crispy.

Yuca Fries

15-minute prep time
25 minutes to cook
40 minutes total

The surface of these yuca fries is exceptionally crispy, while the center is wonderfully soft and creamy. They’re surprisingly simple to prepare and make a great side dish to serve to family and friends!


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


  • Large pot

Instructions For Yuca Fries

Yuca Fries Crispy
Food: Yuca Fries (Source: Savory Thoughts)
  1. Cook yuca for 20 minutes or until fork tender in a large pot of boiling water. Drain and set aside to cool until you can handle it. Cut cooked yuca into 12-inch-thick, 4-inch-long strips, discarding the fibrous core.
  2. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit over medium-high heat. Drop the yuca carefully into the oil and fry for 5 minutes or until crispy, then drain on paper towels.
  3. After all of the yuca has been fried, season the fries with salt and other spices, and serve immediately.


Vegetable Oil: Any neutral-tasting oil, such as canola, avocado, or vegetable oil, can be used.

Nutrition Information

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