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Crispy Baked 3 Ingredient Yuca Fries (Cassava Fries)

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  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican, Latin, Caribbean, American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

You will love these extra Crispy Yuca Fries that are boiled, then baked in the oven for a crispy crunchy exterior and creamy smooth interior. They’re made with three simple ingredients, and easy to toss with your favorite fry seasonings. Serve as an easy appetizer or side dish with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!


Ingredients

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  • 2 lbs yuca root (about 1-2 pieces)
  • 3 tbsp oil (avocado, canola, etc.)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Optional: 1 tsp sazon


Instructions

  1. Peel the yuca root. Chop the root in half or thirds lengthwise. Remove the peel. 
  2. Boil the yuca. Add the yuca chunks to a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and continue to boil over medium high heat for 15-20 minutes, or until barely fork tender. Make sure to not overcook.
  3. Cool & slice. Remove the yuca from the water and let cool. Slice the yuca in half lengthwise to reveal the vein in the center. Remove the vein, then continue to slice the root into thick fries. 
  4. Preheat the oven & bake. Preheat the oven to 425° F and gently toss the fries with olive oil, salt, and sazon seasoning (if using). Spread the fries out on a parchment lined sheet pan and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown. Enjoy!