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If you have never tried yuca fries, you really need to try them.

We tried them for the first time at a Brazilian restaurant and we knew we had to start making them at home.

Yuca fries make a great side dish, often in place of a potato.



Yuca is the root of the cassava plant.  The large roots are often the same shape and size as a sweet potato.


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incredibly delicious baked yuca fries

Yuca Fries

Yuca fries taste absolutely delicious and they are a great substitution or change from the traditional potato fries.


  • Yuca (cassava) root
  • lard
  • salt (I use pink Himalayan salt)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Remove the peel from the yuca, cut the yuca in 2 or 3 pieces to fit in a pot of boiling water.
  3. Boli for about 15 minutes or until a fork can prick into the yuca easily.
  4. Cut the boiled yuca into fries and place on a greased (with lard) pan. Sprinkle with salt (and other spices if desired).
  5. Bake at 425 for about 20 minutes flipping half way through.

The yuca (cassava) is a root – we do not have it available at all our local stores, but we have been able to pick it up from Sobeys.

yuca root

Yuca fries pair well with a lot of foods – we love having them with grilled meat.

Many people love to eat their yuca (cassava) fries with a dip made of an equal mix of ketchup and mayo.



I do not eat regular potatoes, so these yuca fries are another delicious side dish that I can enjoy.

Have you tried yuca (cassava) before? What is your favorite way to enjoy it?

You may also like this Homemade Jerky.


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kathy downey

Friday 28th of December 2018

These fries look exciting looking forward to trying them sometime !

Debbie White Beattie

Wednesday 8th of November 2017

I've never tried these fries before but I must say they look delicious

Heidi c.

Sunday 28th of June 2015

I love yuca fries! I will have to look for some yuca locally to make these.

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Sunday 28th of June 2015

Heidi, they really are so yummy!

Elaine Buonsante

Saturday 27th of June 2015

This is a new food to me. I'll watch for it in the supermarket.

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Sunday 28th of June 2015

I love when I try new foods and actually love them - it can be scary to try new things. Hope you enjoy these as much as we do.

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