Caribbean Cassava (Yuca) Fries

Caribbean Cassava (Yuca) Fries

This recipe for cassava (yuca) fries is simple to make. The yuca must be boiled, drained, and cooled before frying.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Peel the cassava and cut it lengthwise into 4-inch pieces.
  3. Step 3

    Add the cassava to a pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. When the pot comes to a boil, season with salt to taste. Let cassava cook until fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Drain the cooked cassava well and let it cool until it's easy to handle.
  5. Step 5

    Cut the cassava pieces in half and remove the hard spine in the middle. Cut the halved pieces into 1/2-inch strips.
  6. Step 6

    Add about 2 to 3 inches of oil to a heavy pot or Dutch oven and heat over high until the oil is 350 F. Working in batches, fry cassava pieces until they are gently browned.
  7. Step 7

    Using a slotted spoon, remove cassava fries from hot oil and let drain on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Step 8

    Serve just as you would french fries with ketchup, mojito garlic dipping sauce, or spicy homemade mayo.