Yucca Frita

Yucca Frita

Kristen O'Brien 13

"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!"


25 m servings 607 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 607 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 37.4 g
  • 58%
  • Carbs:
  • 65g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 14 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 9 Ratings


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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 Yucc...

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

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

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, b...

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

I have a very picky roomy and even he liked these. In fact, everyone liked them. I started mixing up the seasonings after a while though and I really liked lemon pepper on them the best (althoug...