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Yucca fries on a plate with dipping sauce

Oldways Yuca Fries

Course Side Dish
Servings 8
Calories 190 kcal


  • 2 medium sized yuca roots peeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Dried or fresh thyme
  • sea salt
  • pepper


  • Peel the waxy brown skin from the yuca roots and slice each one in half, widthwose, to make 4 pieces.
  • Place yuca in medium-size pot or saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil with a pinch of sea salt. Cook the yuca until you can poerce it with a fork (about 20-25 minutes). 
  • Preheat oven to 375oF.
  • When cooked, drain water and dry the yucca on a paper towel.
  • When cool enough, pat the yuca dry, remove the fibrous stem from the middle, and slice the yuca into “French fry” sticks. Place the fries on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with thyme, sea salt, and pepper to taste. Use as much thyme as needed to dust each fry.
  • Bake the fried in the oven for 20 minutes, until golden, turning once.
  • Enjoy!


* A perfect pair for garlicky dipping sauce like Oldways’ Garlicky Dill Mojo Sauce. 


Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 160mgSugar: 2g
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