Fried Yucca (Cassava) Costa Rican Style

Total Time
30mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
10 mins

This is my favorite Saturday morning treat that my husband always makes for me. Its very easy and tastes way better than potato french fries.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Skin the yuca using a potato peeler or a knife.
  2. Cut the yuca into 2-3 inch chunks and then cut those chunks in half.
  3. Boil the yuca until it is just soft enough to poke with a fork. Don't over boil or let it sit in the hot water or it will become to soft and wont fry.
  4. There is a very indigestible stringy part in the middle, be sure to take that out if its visible.
  5. Cut the half chunks into smaller fry-shaped pieces.
  6. Melt the butter in a frying pan, add the yuca and fry on medium or medium-low heat, turning occasionally until they are browned to your liking.
  7. Add salt and dip in ketchup.