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Yucca Root Fries

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Author: aline_shaw


  • 2 lbs of whole yucca peeled and cut into chunks
  • Salt to taste
  • oil for frying


  • Before you begin: If you are using a fryer, you can make sure it is all set up now, and heating up. If you are frying in a pan, just add the oil to the pan and leave it over low heat, just so it warms up, but not too hot to get to temperature too fast – I highly recommend you use a thermometer to help you maintain the temp at 350F
  • add the yucca chunks to a medium pot and cover with water
  • season with a little salt
  • bring to a boil and let the yucca cook until partially cooked, to cooked all the way through**
  • drain all the water, and pat the cooked yucca dry with some paper towel
  • arrange the yucca in the oil
  • fry until golden brown
  • place the fried yuccas over paper towel to absorb some of the oil
  • season with salt to taste

Bom Apetite!!!


    **if you cook them all the way through, make sure the yucca is still firm - you don't want them to be too cooked/dismantling as if for a puree, for example