Yuca French Fries

Yuca French Fries

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"Like French fries? Then you will love this Latino version of an American favorite! Treat yuca just like you treat potatoes. Yuca can also be used to make a scrumptious alternative to home fries for breakfast."

Ingredients

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  • Calories:
  • 437 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 29.3 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.9g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the yuca into a large pot, and add water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the yuca can be pierced easily with a fork, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain, and allow to steam for several minutes until cool enough to handle. Cut the yuca into french fry-sized sticks, discarding the fibrous core.
  2. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Fry the yuca in batches until golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes per batch. Remove with a slotted spoon, and drain in a paper towel-lined bowl. Toss with salt to taste, and serve hot.
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Yuca is awesome. But, you don't have to fry it or boil it! Prepare the Yuca the same way in 4" wedges and then steam it until it is almost fully cooked. Then dip the steamed Yucas in a solutio...

Its very impoartant to note there are many varieties of yuca root. The varieties breakdown into two main categories: bitter and sweet. I've only tried this recipe with the sweet variety. I've ne...

These were fantastic. I gave it a 4 only because I made so many changes, but the concept is great! My fiance can't eat nightshades so he really misses traditional potato fries, I made these th...