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Crispy Oven baked yuca fries

Oven-baked Yuca Fries

Yuca Fries are very easy to prepare, they are immensely satisfying, with cotton soft melting interior and super crusty exterior. They are as good as potato fries but they have more character.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine African, Asian, Caribbean
Keyword cassava, fries, Yuca
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 387kcal


  • 2 Yuca root medium size
  • 1/2 tsp salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil


  • Peel the yuca cut through the middle, and remove the string-like fibrous inner core of the root.
  • Cut the Yuca into thick wedges about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick rinse under cool water.
  • Place the yuca in a large pot and cover with enough water to almost submerge the yuca, season with salt and bring it to a boil about 10 to 15 minutes until it becomes tender but not falling apart.
  • Drain and place the cut yuca inside a large bowl, sprinkle some black pepper, and gently toss together.

Baking Instructions

  • Arrange the yuca on the baking tray large enough to ho hold them in one layer and brush generously with the oil.
  • Place in a 425F preheated oven until golden and crusty for 30 minutes turning halfway between.
  • Serve immediately alone, as a snack, or as a side dish with your favorite dip. Enjoy!

Frying Instructions

  • Heat some oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
  • Use a slotted spoon to gently put the boiled yucca inside the oil (don't overcrowd the oil).
  • Fry till golden brown turning once in between. Remove from oil with the slotted spoon and drain over a paper towel.


The frozen yuca can also be used. It comes already peeled and can be found in the frozen section of most grocery stores. All other instructions remain the same.


Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 553mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg