Cassava Chips (Yuca Chips)

Yuca chips
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Steep Time: 45 mins
Total: 105 mins
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
324 Calories
18g Fat
39g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 279mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you like making your own potato chips, you’ll enjoy this recipe for making cassava (yuca) chips. They make a great snack for after school or game night.

Cassava chips taste great simply sprinkled with salt, but even better if served with salsa or a dip.

Ingredients

  • 2 fresh cassava roots

  • 1 quart water, iced

  • Vegetable oil or canola oil, for frying

  • Kosher salt, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Slice off about a half-inch from each end of the cassava (yuca) root.

  3. Peel the brown bark-like skin from the root.

  4. With a vegetable slicer or mandolin, slice the root into thin rounds (about 1/8 inch or less). You can use the straight blade or crinkle-cut blade.

  5. Put the slices into the ice water right away and allow them to steep for 45 minutes.

  6. Remove the slices from the water.

  7. Drain and dry on paper towels. (You do not want them to be wet when you put them in hot oil.)

  8. Fry in hot oil at 370 F until lightly brown and crisp. Don’t crowd the fryer. Fry in batches if necessary.

  9. Drain the chips on paper towels, sprinkle with salt.

  10. Serve immediately or allow them to cool and store them sealed in plastic bags or airtight container.

  11. Enjoy!

Tips

  • For the best possible chips, the slices of cassava (yuca) need to be paper-thin.
  • Use a vegetable slicer or mandolin to keep the slices thin and uniform for proper frying.
  • Make sure the slices are dry before putting them into the hot oil.