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Fried yuca strips with garlic aioli
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Yuca Fries Recipe

Here is a favorite recipe from my childhood.  Fried Yuca strips or cassava fries with a garlic aioli.  These are very similar to potato french fries but have a creamier and sweeter flavor.  You will love these! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword cassava fries, homemade aioli, yuca fries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 120 kcal


  • 1 lb frozen yuca (I like Goya brand frozen yuca)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 qts water

Oil for frying - I like canola or peanut oil


  1. In a 4 qt. pot add water (about ¾ of the way up) and add the salt. Bring to a boil and add the yuca. Boil for about 20-30 minutes.
  2. Drain and allow to cool.
  3. Cut yuca lengthwise into strips.
  4. Fry in hot oil a few at a time until golden brown.
  5. Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with a little salt
  6. Serve with aioli or your favorite dip
Nutrition Facts
Yuca Fries Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Sodium 413mg18%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 15.6mg19%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.