Yuca Frita


This is a tasty Latin side dish, that I always enjoy making. It's a great alternative to french fries or potatoes. This is also great if your looking for a real, ethnic appetizer or tapa!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings


  • 1 pound yuca root, peeled and sliced into French fries

  • cup canola oil

  • salt to taste

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges (Optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Place the yuca fries in the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Turn occasionally to brown them evenly. Remove from the skillet with a slotted spoon or spatula and season with salt. Squeeze lime juice over them if you like and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

607 Calories
37g Fat
65g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 607
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 122mg 610%
Calcium 225mg 17%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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