Fried Yuca

Simple Colombian side dish, loved by all in the house.  It’s pretty easy and you can find the frozen yucca at most Latin groceries.  Fiesta is a great place to check.  This is best served with some spicy aji.

Thanks to My Colombian Recipes for this recipe.  My only modifications are a slight increase in the amount of salt in the water, and directions for deep frying.


  • 2 lbs fresh or frozen yucca
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp salt


  1. Place the yucca in a large pot and cover with water.  Add salt and bring to a boil
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender
  3. Remove the yucca from the water and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Cut the yucca into 1/2 inch wide strips
  5. Use a deep fryer or fill a frying pan with vegetable oil and heat to 350°
  6. Fry until golden brown on both sides, usually about 6-8 minutes in the frying pan, 5 or so minutes in a deep fryer
  7. Remove yucca from oil using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels
  8. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot.

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