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Yuca Sticks

Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Total time 1 hr, 15 mins
Yield Serves 6


  • 2 pounds yuca (also known as cassava or manioc), peeled
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Fine sea salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 384
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • protein 7.6 g
  • fat 9.1 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • carbohydrate 68 g
  • fiber 5.1 g
  • sodium 149 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Boil yuca in water until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain, pat dry, trim fibrous inner core (you'll see it), and cut into 1/2-in.-thick sticks about 3 in. long.

  2. Heat 2 to 3 in. oil in a large saucepan until oil registers 350° on a deep-fry thermometer. Fry yuca in batches until golden and crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle immediately with salt.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.