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Cassava fries - Dr. Pingel

Easy & Tasty Cassava Fries Recipe

Total Time 50 mins
Servings 4


  • 2 lbs cassava (yuca) root
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste


  • Remove the skin from the cassava with a vegetable peeler or sharp knife. Slice the cassava in half lengthwise, then cut those halves in half lengthwise to make sticks.
  • In a large pot, cover the cassava slices with water. Heat over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook 8-10 minutes, or until fork tender.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Drain the cassava sticks and gently rinse them with cold water. Transfer them to a paper towel and pat dry.
  • On a baking sheet, toss the cassava sticks with the olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, and salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer, leaving space between each stick to avoid overcrowding.
  • Put the baking sheet to oven and bake for 30 minutes, carefully flipping halfway through until golden brown.
  • Serve warm with your favorite dip.