Caribbean Cassava Fries Recipe

A plate of yucca fries

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Ratings (28)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings yuca fries
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
363 Calories
1g Fat
86g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings yuca fries
Amount per serving
Calories 363
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 106mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 86g 31%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 3g
Calcium 37mg 3%
*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.)

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. Yucca fries are easy to make, and you can bread them before frying, but they're just as tasty fried au naturel. We prefer them as is. 

Compare these fries with this Caribbean yuca chips recipe.


  • 2 pounds cassava (yuca)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Peel cassava (yuca) and cut into 4-inch pieces, lengthwise.

  2. 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.

  3. Drain cooked cassava well and let cool to handle.

  4. Cut cassava pieces in half and remove the stem in the middle. Cut the halved pieces into 1/2-inch strips.

  5. Heat oil in a deep pan until smoking hot. Working in batches, fry cassava pieces until they are gently browned.

  6. 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.

  7. Serve just as you would French fries.