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!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

607 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 65g; fat 37.4g; sodium 91.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2008
I make fried Yucca all the time for my family. I would suggest some changes to this recipe. You need to first boil the yucca until tender. I have never timed how long it takes, 20-30 minutes depending on how thick the Yucca is. I always buy it frozen since it bruises easily and hard to buy fresh. Salt the water. Then fry until golden brown. I serve this with rice and beans or dip in Peruvian Green Aji sauce. Yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2007
This is pretty good but for a better taste you have to boil yucca (big chuncks) in water w/salt and 2 or 3 smash cloves of garlic. Once the yucca is cooked cut it and deep fry until light golden brown. It will be crunchy on the outside and soft & moist in the inside. Also this is perfect to make "Mofongo de Yuca"! Read More
(68)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2008
I make fried Yucca all the time for my family. I would suggest some changes to this recipe. You need to first boil the yucca until tender. I have never timed how long it takes, 20-30 minutes depending on how thick the Yucca is. I always buy it frozen since it bruises easily and hard to buy fresh. Salt the water. Then fry until golden brown. I serve this with rice and beans or dip in Peruvian Green Aji sauce. Yummy! Read More
(87)
Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2007
This is pretty good but for a better taste you have to boil yucca (big chuncks) in water w/salt and 2 or 3 smash cloves of garlic. Once the yucca is cooked cut it and deep fry until light golden brown. It will be crunchy on the outside and soft & moist in the inside. Also this is perfect to make "Mofongo de Yuca"! Read More
(68)
Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2010
As a puertorican, I've cooked yuca many times and in many different ways. This recipe works as is, IF you slice the yuca thin enough and skip the lime (it really doesn't "go"). I like to season it with garlic salt, OR drizzle with garlic infused olive oil OR serve with a side of Mayo-Ketchup to dip in (1:1 ratio of mayo and ketchup with some pressed garlic in it or garlic powder). Having said that, I do prefer to cut the yuca in larger slices (like 1 in thick 3 to 4 inches long) and boil the yuca first, drain well, then fry. It just seems to work better and you get more of the yummy flavor of the yuca and its wonderful texture. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2007
The Upperwest side girls got together to do some new side for Thanksgiving. This one did not make the cut. It was lack in flavor and the lemon juices does not cut it. I recommend season the Yucca sticks before frying them. I would use garlic powder onion powder salt and peeper then deep fry. This should do the trick Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2008
Came out perfect!! I follwed a members advise and boiled the Yucca in water with crushed garlic first.Very tasty!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2007
It was good. Better deep fry Forget the lime had a dinner party tonight and did Yucca frita (yucca fries) and Yucca Cuban style. The Cuban style was gone in a blink of the eye. but not this back to this recipe. Use Garlic salt not regular salt. This would be good with steak or hamburger. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2008
This was good but I did boil my Yucca before I fried it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
08/03/2011
need to par-boil dry and remove stem/fiber before cutting into frys Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2018
Only change I would make is to treat the yucca like potato frites and soak them. I slice the yucca and rinse in cold water. Then I soak the sliced pieces in a cold water bath for one hour. I pour out the soak liquid and replenish the bowl of sliced yucca with more cold water and soak for another hour. This will allow your frites to fry up in the pan with a crispy exterior that surrounds an airy and flaky center. It helps de-starch the yucca which makes for a less heavy treat. A spritz of lime on the finished product is a must! Read More