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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.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 520kcal
Author Charla

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

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