Spicy Yuca Fries Recipe |

Spicy Yuca Fries with Garlic Sauce Recipe

These Spicy Yuca Fries are a delicious alternative to potato and cook up crunchy on the outside while staying tender on the inside. Paleo and gluten-free.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Ethnic, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Veggies, Whole30
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 430 kcal


  • 2 lb fresh yuca
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil lard, tallow, duck fat, or coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lime zest


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F and cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Peel yuca with a vegetable peeler to remove the waxy skin. Cut in half crosswise to make it easier to manage, then slice in half length-wise. Cut into ¼-inch thick fry strips.
  3. Place fries in a large pot, cover with cold water, and add the salt. Bring to a boil and cook 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Drain fries and place in a large bowl. Toss with fat until coated, then spread in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  4. Roast 10-15 minutes, until beginning to brown, then flip and roast an additional 10-15 minutes. When they’re crisped the way you like them, remove from oven and sprinkle with spices and lime zest. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts
Spicy Yuca Fries with Garlic Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 2067mg86%
Potassium 631mg18%
Carbohydrates 88g29%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 51.6mg63%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.