How to Prepare Yuca Frites

Yuca fries
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
401 Calories
14g Fat
67g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 401
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3235mg 141%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 37mg 185%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 486mg 10%
*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.)

Yuca (sometimes spelled yucca) is similar in taste and texture to a potato. Next time you want french fries, try yuca frites instead; they look the same and taste similar, too.


  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 3 to 4 quarts water

  • 1 1/2 pounds yuca, washed, peeled, and sliced into fries

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, for skillet-frying

Steps to Make It

  1. In a saucepan, combine garlic, bay leaves, salt, and water.

  2. Bring the mixture to a boil.

  3. Add the Yuca, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer until yuca is tender, but not sticky or falling apart, about 30 minutes.

  4. Drain the yuca on paper towels. When cool enough to handle, pat the yuca dry.

  5. In a fryer or deep skillet, heat the oil to 375 F.

  6. Fry the yuca until golden, drain on paper towels, sprinkle with salt, and serve hot with Garlic Dipping Sauce