Crispy Baked Yuca Fries

Change up your typical potato side with these Crispy Baked Yuca Fries! They’re crispy on the outside, soft on the inside with a kick of spice. No frying and just a tablespoon of olive oil in the whole recipe!


How to Make Yuca

Yuca takes a little more prep than potatoes. You have to start by removing the waxy, rough outer skin with a vegetable peeler. Chop your yuca in half, lengthwise and slice into fries. Place the sliced yuca in a large pot and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil and boil for 8-10 minutes. After boiling, strain and rinse with cold water. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and chili powder and spread out on a baking sheet. Make sure there is a little space between each fry so they can crisp up! Bake for 15 minutes, flip the fries and bake for another 15 minutes.


Recipe Credit: Healthy Maven

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  • 1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • 2.Peel yucas with a vegetable peeler to remove waxy skin.*
  • 3.Chop in half and then slice each half into fry-shapes.
  • 4.Place sliced yucca into a large pot and fill with water.
  • 5.Heat on stovetop until water comes to a boil. Let cook in boiling water for 8-10 minutes.
  • 6.Strain yucca from water and rinse with cold water.
  • 7.Place yucca in a large bowl and top with olive oil.
  • 8.Sprinkle with chili powder, salt and pepper and lightly toss to coat.
  • 9.Line onto a baking sheet (do not overcrowd) and bake for 15 minutes.
  • 10.Remove from oven and flip.
  • 11.Place back into oven and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • 12.Serve warm.

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  • 2 large yucas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste