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fried yucca in basket with ketchup on the side

Classic Yucca Fries

Golden homemade crispy yucca fries. These addictive, crowd pleasing fries make a great alternative to potato fries. They are ready in less than 30 minutes.
Course Main Dish, Sides
Cuisine American, Haitian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 335kcal


  • Deep fryer


Fried Yucca Fries

  • 1 ½ lbs. Cassava / Yuca
  • 1 Qt. Vegetable Oil For Frying


  • Start with by placing one cup of water in a large bowl.  Peel and cut the yuca into even size batons, then place the batons in the bowl of water. Set aside.
    Bring 2 cups of water to boil. Next, drain the yuca batons from the water bowl, and add them to the boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes. Drain after 5 minutes.
    fries cut in batons
  • At this point you may season your yucca fries before frying them or you may fry them as is and season them later.
    Next, heat the oil (1 quart) to 350 degrees. Carefully transfer the fries to the oil and fry for 5-8 minutes.
    fries in dee[ fryer
  • Season as desired after frying.
    fried yucca in basket with ketchup on the side



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  1. These fries are best enjoyed warm.
  2. If you are using fresh yucca to make the fried yucca fries, be sure to peel it properly, cut it into the desired size and cook it in a boiling water for about 5 minutes before frying. This method prevents them from being hard.
**** Calories are estimated per serving.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 44.9g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 17.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.7mg