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For a unique swap for a homemade French fries recipe, try these quick and easy yuca fries. Keep your eyes peeled for cassava or yuca at the supermarket--these two names refer to the same root vegetable.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • Using a sharp knife, cut each yuca root crosswise into 2 1/2- to 3-inch-long pieces; cut each piece into fourths. Cut the center stems from each yuca piece. Cut each piece into 1/2-inch-thick strips.

  • In a large saucepan combine the water and 1 teaspoon of the kosher salt. Bring to boiling. Add yuca strips; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or just until yuca strips are tender. Drain; rinse with cold water. Pat dry with paper towels. Set aside until ready to fry.

  • In a medium saucepan heat oil to 350ºF. Drop 10 to 15 yuca strips into hot oil. Fry for 7 to 9 minutes or until fries float and are crisp and light brown on the edges. Transfer to paper towels; drain well. Repeat to fry the remaining yuca strips. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; 9 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 6 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 500 mg sodium. 301 mg potassium; 42 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 2 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 14 IU vitamin a; 23 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 30 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 18 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;


11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2