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Baked Yuca fries

Baked Crispy Cassava Fries (Yuca Fries) - crunchy, slightly sweet baked cassava fries that makes a great healthy alternative to the usual French fries. Simply guilt-free snacks!
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 -4 people
Calories 522kcal
Author Imma


  • 2-3 pounds cassava
  • 4 garlic cloves slices
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • Cooking spray or canola oil


  • Cut of both ends of cassava and then cut them in half.
  • Make a shallow cut into the skin of the cassava and gradually work your knife under the layer of the cassava to remove the skin.
  • Cut them into desired shapes, rinse cassava and place in a pot with salt, sugar and water, just enough to barely engulf the cassava.
  • Bring to a boil and cook on medium heat until fork tender. Do not overcook the cassava. Drain the water from the cooked cassava.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and place the cassava in a single layer.
  • Sprinkle with garlic and parsley and coat the cassava with cooking spray or oil
  • Bake in a 425-degree oven for minutes for 20 minutes or until slightly brown, turning once
  • Serve warm with hot sauce or aioli


Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 124g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 857mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 68.9mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1.1mg