Yuca Fries {Secret Recipe Club}
Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: Brazilian
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Serves: 2
  • 1 large or 2 medium fresh yuca/cassava or 6 frozen yuca sections
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • A pinch of dried cilantro leaves (or your favorite dried herbs)
  • Fresh lime juice
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  3. Peel the rough outer layer including the purplish layer. Cut into 3 inch sections, place in boiling water and boil for about 15 minutes or until fork tender and the ends start to split open a bit.
  4. If you are using frozen yuca/cassava, just place into water since it's already peeled.
  5. Remove from water using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. When they are cool enough to handle, cut into half lengthwise and remove the thin woody stick that runs through the middle.
  6. Then cut them into sticks or desired shape and spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper and any herbs or seasonings. Fries are done when they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
  7. Squeeze a little lime juice over them. Serve with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.
Recipe by Creative Kitchen at http://creativekitchenadventures.com/2014/02/17/yuca-fries-secret-recipe-club/