Fried Cassava (Yuca Fries)

Fried Cassava (Yuca Fries)


Fried Cassava(Yuca Fries) You might have considered making fried cassava or cassava fries as many like it call them but thought it might be hard and time consuming. You know these fries taste better than fried potatoes aka potato fries but you just don't have the time to start frying cassava... Do not worry cassava fries are very easy to prepare and they are very crispy, which makes them a thousand times better than french fries and potato fries.. But hold on there! Are there fries better than French fries? Lol. I have mad love for fries especially crispy french fries or crispy potato wedges, that is why I made these cassava fries to be just as delicious and memorable. This is an easy fried cassava recipe that will make you fall in love with cassava( just in case you don't already love them) 😉

Learn how to make crispy fried cassava fries that are crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside. They are easy to make and are a great crowd pleaser.





Cassava fries are also called yuca fries, in bemba and nyanja cassava is called tute, so this is also called fried tute. Cassava fries are crispy outside yet tender and soft inside. They are quick and simple to make and they are ready in just 20 minutes ( time depends on how much cassava you want to fry.

These fries are a perfect quick snack..one of those snacks that will make your stomach full, not in a bad way but in a great way. The great thing about these paleo cassava fries is that you just sprinkle salt and you are ready to enjoy them.
They are an amazing satisfactory at a gathering, they'll leave your guests appreciating.

I'll never understand how yuca fries can be as delicious as potato fries yet very satisfying.
The most amazing thing about cassava fries is that they can either be fried or they can be baked.

 
These fries are a perfect quick snack..one of those snacks that will make your stomach full, not in a bad way but in a great way. The great thing about these paleo cassava fries is that you just sprinkle salt and you are ready to enjoy them.



 

WHAT IS CASSAVA?


Cassava is a tuber or root vegetable grown in many parts of the world including Africa and south america. Cassava is one of many healthy vegetables that are rich on carbs and calories.
Cassava is called by different names but not limiting to Brazilian arrowroot, manioc,yuca,tute etc.

Cassava root is eaten cooked and raw. A fresh cassava root is delicious when eaten raw. Other people do consume raw dry cassava, consuming dry cassava root is not poisonous but it can cause choking.
Cassava can be grounded or grated to make flour or to make cassava meal.

Cassava meal is very healthy especially to people who suffer from diabetes or high blood pressure. The meal is used to make nshima(pap). Cassava meal can be mixed with maize meal to cook nshima.

Cassava root is also good for people who suffer from allergies because it is grain-free and gluten-free.

Even though yuca is high in carbs and calories, it is low glycemic, this makes it even more delicious.

Just like with potatoes cassava aka yuca can be boiled, baked or fried.

Cassava can not replace potatoes in most recipes but it is surely a great replacement when it comes to fries.

 

DO YOU PEEL CASSAVA/YUCA BEFORE COOKING?

Yes! Unlike potatoes and sweet potatoes which can be baked, cooked and fried with it's skins, yuca can not be fried with it's skin because the peels are extremely toxic. Cassava is similar to yum, they look alike but they have a different taste. Though they are both delicious and super healthy.

 

ABOUT THIS RECIPE
Crispy: these yuca fries are crispy oven-roasted, yet tender inside.
Healthy: Not even cooking oil could take away the healthiness of these fries.

You do not have to worry about your cassava consuming a lot of cooking oil because these fries are first cooked, either in an instant pot or in a normal stainless pot.

 

HOW TO MAKE YUCA FRIES


Yuca fries recipe is very easy, you'll adopt it as your main fries recipe.

Step by Step

  1. Using a kitchen knife, remove all the skins from the yuca roots and slice them into fries.

  2. Put your yuca fries in a large pit of water, add 2 tablespoons of salt ( the amount of salt will depend with the amount of water you'll use and how much fries you are cooking). Boil them for 20 minutes or til they are tender.

  3.  Remove the fries from the pot and put them on a colander. Allow the fries to air dry for 10 minutes.

  4.  Add 1 cup of cooking oil on an iron cast pan . fry the yuca fries for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.


 



NOTICE:

  1. poke a sharp knife in the cassava to know if they are ready when boiling.

  2. Do not over crowd the pan otherwise some of your fries will just consume cooking oil without being crispy. Each fry should be touching the pan for that crispiness.
    I like to sprinkle my cassava fries with just salt, but you can also sprinkle some pepper.
    You can also serve them with some dipping sauce.

Crispy: these yuca fries are crispy oven-roasted, yet tender inside.



More Fries Recipes

Boerewors And Potato Wedges

 

Baked potato wedges and fried fish

 

Baked Potato Wedges And Hungarian Sausage

 

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Learn how to make crispy fried cassava fries that are crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside. They are easy to make and are a great crowd pleaser.








Learn how to make crispy fried yuca fries that are crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside. They are easy to make and are a great crowd pleaser.

Learn how to make crispy fried yuca fries that are crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside. They are easy to make and are a great crowd pleaser.

INGREDIENTS
(For 4 Yuca Roots)


  • 4 Yuca Roots
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • Salt

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Using a kitchen knife, remove all the skins from the yuca roots and slice them into fries.
  2. Put your yuca fries in a large pot of water, add 2 tablespoons of salt and boil for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove the fries from the pot and put them on a colander. Allow the fries to air dry for 10 minutes.

  4. Add 1 cup of cooking oil in an iron cast pan over medium-high heat.Use a wooden spatula to put yuca inside the oil. Fry cassava fries for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.

  5. Remove from the oil with a wooden spatula and drain over a paper towel.

  6. Notes:

    1. Poke a sharp knife in the cassava to know if they are ready when boiling. 2. Do not over crowd the pan otherwise some of your fries will just consume cooking oil without being crispy. Each fry should be touching the pan for that crispiness. I like to sprinkle my cassava fries with just salt, but you can also sprinkle some pepper. You can also serve them with some dipping sauce.

    Equipments Used: 1.10-inch Cast Iron Pan 2. Cast Iron Pan 3. Colander 4. Chef's Knife 5. Wooden Spatula

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Comments

  1. Yum! I love using cassava in my recipes and I am so excited to try this out! Looks so crispy and delicious!

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  2. Thank you. You'll really love it.

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  3. I have never cooked with cassava before although I have heard of it. These sound like they are really tasty. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. You are welcome Dominique and thanks for reading ❤

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  5. MELANIE EDJOURIANJune 29, 2021 at 10:31 AM

    I love these. We get them from an Indian restaurant nearby they're really yummy. I haven't made them myself from scratch before but I've bought the version in a bag you cook at home.

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  6. Oh nice. Are they the frozen one that you get to fry by yourself or they are already fried? I also buy already fried cassava sometimes.

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  7. Oh I love it and haven't had it for ages. Too bad I can't actually buy it here

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  8. YUMMY! We do this at home, famous bulanghoy here,,,wooohh!

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  9. I have never had cassava before but it looks interesting. Where can you buy it?

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  10. Ooooo I've never had cassava before. I'd definitely love to try this out for myself. It looks pretty tasty.

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  11. Have you tried checking in the grocery stores?.

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  12. It looks like the dish is popular in many countries.

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  13. Most food stores sell frozen cassava, then you just cook and fry them at home.

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  14. woow....i love cassava, love this recipe & am gonna try making this with my air fryer. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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  15. I love fries and eat them often. I have never heard of yuca, they do look delicious will try your recipe.

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  16. It looks yummy. I have never heard of it but I am going to try this recipe

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  17. We have lots of casava in our farm, but we cook it differently. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  18. I have never tried it using a air fryer but I hope I will some day.

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