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Baked yuca fries (also known as cassava fries) are golden and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They're a healthier way to make yuca fries and I'm serving them up with cilantro lime mayonnaise. 
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Yuca Fries (Cassava Fries)

These baked yuca fries are golden and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. A tasty and healthier way to make yuca fries, rather than frying.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Yuca Fries, Yuca Fries
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 738.9kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


yuca fries

  • 2 yuca cassava
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • pinch of sea salt

cilantro lime mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup mayonnaise


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit and bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Use a vegetable peeler to peel the outside waxy layer from the yuca (just as you would a potato).
  • If the yuca is long, slice it in half, then slice into 1/2"-3/4" fries or batons.
  • Add the fries to the boiling water and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the edges start to fray and they're fork tender.
  • Drain the fries and place in a large bowl. Drizzle them with avocado oil and sea salt and toss to coat.
  • Lay the fries in a single layer on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • While the fries are cooking, make the cilantro lime mayonnaise. Add all of the ingredients except the mayonnaise to a small food processor and blend until finely chopped. Then add the mayonnaise and pulse a couple of times to combine.
  • Serve the yuca fries immediately with the cilantro lime mayonnaise.


  • Try to cut your fries into a fairly even and uniform shape. If they get thinner at the ends (like mine), the ends will crisp up first.
  • The yuca should be white on the inside. If it has many brown streaks, it may be past it's prime and you'll want to discard that one.


Calories: 738.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 80.2g | Fat: 45.2g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 23.1mg | Sodium: 445.5mg | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar: 4.2g