Crispy Baked Yuca Fries
Move over McDonalds and say hello to these oven baked yuca fries, a great alternative to regular french fries. Sliced yuca, drizzled with oil then baked to a crisp and served with an optional lime yoghurt dip.
Servings 2 servings
- 1 large yucca/cassava 1-2lb
- Coconut oil melted to coat the tray and fries
To make the lime yoghurt dip
- ½ cup of vegan yoghurt 100g
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil melted (olive oil works too)
- 2 tbsp of lime
- 1 tbsp of cilantro coriander
- 1 tsp of garlic granules or powder
- 1 tsp of oregano
- ¼ tsp of coconut nectar agave or maple
- ¼ tsp of cumin
- salt to taste
Preheat the oven
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and coat with oil
Chop both the end of the yucca root then slice in half or smaller (depending on the size)
Stand each piece upright and proceed to slice off the skin
Slice the yucca in half and again then at an angle to discard the core.
Cut into small french fries
Place the fries into a saucepan of water and bring to the boil for 10-15 minutes, until tender (prick with a fork, not too soft/0
Strain off the water and allow to cool before placing the fries onto the baking tray. Spread them out so they don't overlap/crowd each other
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown
Mix all of the ingredients together for the lime dip in a bowl then serve
- If you find any flaws that weren't obvious at the time of purchase while peeling the yuca simply chop or cut off the flawed area(s)
- Peel once chunk of yuca at a time and have the other pieces sitting in salt water.
- Make sure to coat the fries evenly with oil to ensure they crisp well
- It takes around 25 minutes for the fries to bake, bake for longer if you want them more crispy
- Cut the fries to size to suite your preference about ¼ -½ inch in thickness should suffice
- The suggested dipping sauce is complementary or can use an alternative dip if this isn't to your tastebuds
- Yuca is also known as cassava or manioc - do be sure of the interchangeable name(s) prior to purchasing.
- Yuca is accessible in multicultural neighborhoods where there are Caribbean/African/Latino/Asian communities
- You can make this with frozen yuca if you can't obtain fresh or unsure of how to work with it.
Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 714mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1mg