Yucca Home Fries

Yucca Home FriesYucca Root or Cassava is a waxy root that grows in Southern America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Some studies say that yucca is a powerful anti-inflammatory, and helps to ease arthritis pain, but I love it since it’s high in fiber, crucial for intestinal health.

Serves 4

Yucca Home Fries

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 pounds yucca fries

Serving Size: 1/3 pound yucca fries

Calories per serving: 268 calories

Fat per serving: 7 g fat (1 g saturated)

Yucca Home Fries


  • 2 pounds fresh yucca, peeled, cut into 1/2 X 4-inch sticks
  • 3 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Place yucca in a large stockpot fitted with a steamer and filled with one inch of water. Steam for 4-5 minutes until the yucca is fork-tender. Place on a piece of wax paper to cool slightly.
  • Heat half the oil in a skillet with deep sides. When oil is hot, cook yucca in two batches for 2-3 minutes, turning occasionally or until all sides are golden brown. Transfer to paper towel to drain and sprinkle with the salt immediately. Repeat with remaining oil and serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1/3 pound): 268 calories. 1 g protein, 50 g carbohydrates, 7 g fat (1 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 193 mg sodium.

Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 7



  1. what did you garnish the yucca fries with?

  2. RE: Yucca Home Fries

    1) Why a deep-sided skillet with only 3 tablespoons of oil?
    2) Why are we to heat one-half of the oil? What is the other half of the oil used for?

    Please let us know. Thanks.

    • Hi Bill!

      I reworded the recipe info- hope it makes more sense. I use a skillet with sides so that the oil doesn’t spatter, and you want to cook the yucca in batches, they don’t all fit in one skillet. I add the second half of the oil after the batch number 2. I find if you add the oil in stages you can use a lot less. Let me know how they turn out!

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