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Bolitas de Yuca con Azúcar (Cassava Balls with Sugar)

Bolitas de Yuca con Azúcar (Cassava Balls with Sugar)

Erica Dinho
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 499 kcal


  • Vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 pounds of frozen or fresh yuca cassava
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • Powder cinnamon optional


  • Place the yuca,½ tablespoon of salt, and water in a large pot. Cook over medium heat until the yuca is soft and tender. Drain the yuca and discard the water.
  • Using a potato masher or food processor. Mash the yuca and mix with the remaining salt.
  • Form small balls with the mashed yuca using your hands and place on a plate.
  • Fill a large skillet with oil, deep enough to cover an entire ball and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Carefully add the yuca balls to the oil and fry them for about 2 to 4 minutes or until golden on all sides, turning over once about halfway through.
  • Remove from the oil and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the oil. Sprinkle with the sugar, and cinnamon if using, while warm.


Calories: 499kcalCarbohydrates: 124gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 1185mgPotassium: 411mgFiber: 3gSugar: 69gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword cassava balls, cassava recipes
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