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Yucca Frita Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Yucca Frita

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"This is a tasty Latin side dish, that I always enjoy making. It's a great alternative to french fries or potatoes. This is also great if your looking for a real, ethnic appetizer or tapa!"

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Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Place the yucca fries in the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Turn occasionally to brown them evenly. Remove from the skillet with a slotted spoon or spatula and season with salt. Squeeze lime juice over them if you like and serve immediately.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 25 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 31, 2008

I make fried Yucca all the time for my family. I would suggest some changes to this recipe. You need to first boil the yucca until tender. I have never timed how long it takes, 20-30 minutes depending on how thick the Yucca is. I always buy it frozen since it bruises easily and hard to buy fresh. Salt the water. Then fry until golden brown. I serve this with rice and beans or dip in Peruvian Green Aji sauce. Yummy!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 21, 2007

This is pretty good but for a better taste you have to boil yucca (big chuncks) in water w/salt and 2 or 3 smash cloves of garlic. Once the yucca is cooked cut it and deep fry until light golden brown. It will be crunchy on the outside and soft & moist in the inside. Also this is perfect to make "Mofongo de Yuca"!

 

9 Ratings

Oct 22, 2010

As a puertorican, I've cooked yuca many times and in many different ways. This recipe works as is, IF you slice the yuca thin enough and skip the lime (it really doesn't "go"). I like to season it with garlic salt, OR drizzle with garlic infused olive oil OR serve with a side of Mayo-Ketchup to dip in (1:1 ratio of mayo and ketchup with some pressed garlic in it or garlic powder). Having said that, I do prefer to cut the yuca in larger slices (like 1 in thick 3 to 4 inches long) and boil the yuca first, drain well, then fry. It just seems to work better and you get more of the yummy flavor of the yuca and its wonderful texture.

 
Oct 13, 2007

The Upperwest side girls got together to do some new side for Thanksgiving. This one did not make the cut. It was lack in flavor and the lemon juices does not cut it. I recommend season the Yucca sticks before frying them. I would use garlic powder , onion powder, salt, and peeper, then deep fry. This should do the trick

 
Apr 09, 2008

Came out perfect!! I follwed a members advise and boiled the Yucca in water with crushed garlic first.Very tasty !!

 
Oct 20, 2008

This was good but I did boil my Yucca before I fried it.

 
Aug 03, 2011

need to par-boil, dry, and remove stem/fiber before cutting into frys

 
Oct 12, 2007

It was good. Better deep fry, Forget the lime, had a dinner party tonight and did Yucca frita (yucca fries) and Yucca Cuban style. The Cuban style was gone in a blink of the eye. but not this, back to this recipe. Use Garlic salt not regular salt. This would be good with steak or hamburger.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 607 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 65 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 37.4 g
  • 58%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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