Yucca Fries


  • 2 lbs of yucca root, peeled and cut into french fry shapes about the size of your index finger.
  • Oil for deep frying
  • kosher salt
  • lime wedges for serving
  • chili sauce for dipping.

Yucca is a versatile root that is prepared in many ways in Latin America. This recipe is super simple and sure to be one of your favorites.

  • Boil the yucca in a large saucepan with water to cover for 10-15 minutes. Add more water if necessary.
  • Drain the yucca and dry completely. Remove and stringy strands.
  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or large sauce pan 1/2 full with oil to 350 degrees.
  • Make sure the yucca is dried the fry in batches until golden brown. About 3-4 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels, then season with salt.
  • Serve with lime wedges and or a chili sauce for dipping.

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