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Baked Yucca Fries

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 2
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A few years back, the sweet potato revolutionized the way we eat fries. If you hopped on that bandwagon, meet Yucca. This Latin America treat has the same consistency as a potato.
by: TBSP Kitchens
Updated Aug 30, 2018
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  • 1 yucca
  • 1 tsb olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 450° F .
  • 2
    Fully peel and rinse the Yucca. Cut in half (this bad boy is on the more difficult side to slice). Once cut in half, slice the stem that's going along the groove out of the vegetable. Then, chop into small spears.
  • 3
    Place chopped Yucca on a cookie sheet and splash olive oil and the remaining ingredients. Cook for around 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

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  • If you’re new to yucca, this starchy South American root vegetable will quickly become a favorite. Similar in texture to a potato, this root can be boiled, chopped up, mashed, fried, baked and most importantly, turned into fries. Baked yucca fries are the snack or side you’ll want on every dinner, game day and party menu. Baking it ensures the fries are golden brown and crispy on the outside without becoming too greasy. They taste great with ketchup or garlic aioli, and even plain with a little salt. And if you’re looking for more veggie-friendly dishes check out our vegetable recipes for all your meal, snack and appetizer needs.
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