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Cassava (Yuca) Fries

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Cassava (Yuca) Fries

Cassava (Yuca) Fries

Photo by Cynthia Nelson

Sure, you've have French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries and Plantain Fries, but have you ever tried Cassava (Yuca) Fries? Have it one time and you'll be hooked. Very easy to make. You can choose to bread and fry them or cook them as is. I prefer them as is. 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs cassava (yuca)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1. Peel cassava (yuca) and cut into 4-inch pieces, lengthways.

  2. Add 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.

  3. Drain cooked cassava well and let cool to handle.

  4. Cut cassava pieces in half and remove the stem in the middle. Cut the halved pieces into half-inch strips.

  5. Heat oil in deep pan until smoking hot. Working in batches, fry cassava until they are gently browned. Season with black pepper and a sprinkling of salt as soon as it is finished cooking.

  6. Serve just as you would, French Fries.

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