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Yuca frita (Yuca or Cassava Fries) |mycolombianrecipes.com

Yuca Frita (Fried Cassava)

Erica Dinho
5 from 24 votes


  • 2 Lb fresh or frozen yuca cassava
  • Vegetable oil
  • ½ tablespoon salt


  • In a large pot cover the yuca with water, add salt and bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium low and cook about 15 to 20 minutes or until is tender.
  • Remove the yuca from the water and pat dry with paper towels. Cut the cooked yuca into ½ – inch strips.
  • Fill a large frying pan with enough vegetable oil to 350° F. When the oil is hot, place the yuca into the heated oil carefully. Fry them until golden brown on both sides about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Remove the yuca pieces from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and serve.
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