|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 86g||31%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||15%|
|*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.|
Sure, you've had French fries, sweet potato fries and plantain fries, but have you ever tried cassava (yuca) fries?
Have them one time, and you'll be hooked. Yuca fries are easy to make. You can bread them before frying, but they're just as tasty fried au naturel.
Compare these fries with Caribbean yuca chips.
- 2 pounds cassava (yuca)
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
Peel cassava (yuca) and cut into 4-inch pieces, lengthwise.
Add cassava to a pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. When the pot comes to a boil, season with salt to taste. Let cassava cook until fork tender.
Drain cooked cassava well and let cool to handle.
Cut cassava pieces in half and remove the hard spine in the middle. Cut the halved pieces into 1/2-inch strips.
Heat oil in a deep pan until smoking hot. Working in batches, fry cassava pieces until they are gently browned.
Using a slotted spoon, remove cassava fries from hot oil and let drain on paper toweling. Season with black pepper and a sprinkling of salt.
Serve just as you would French fries. This mojito garlic dipping sauce is perfect for adding flavor.