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air fryer yuca fries
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5 from 3 votes

Air Fryer Yuca Fries

These Air Fryer Yuca Fries aka cassava fries are crisp, creamy, and seasoned to perfection. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy the best Paleo and Whole30 appetizer, snack, and side dish.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cassava fries, crispy yuca fries
Servings: 6
Calories: 163kcal

Equipment

  • air fryer
  • medium saucepot
  • medium bowl
  • Tongs

Ingredients

  • 1 pound yuca root raw
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or any neutral tasting oil with a high smoking point
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon paprika
  • 6 cups water

Instructions

  • Using a very sharp knife, cut off both ends of the yuca root and remove the outer skin. Cut the flesh into 3-4 inch stick-shaped pieces. Place the cut pieces in a bowl of water as you cut them.
  • Bring 6 cups of salted water to a boil in a medium sized pot. Then, add the prepared yuca and boil until the pieces are fork tender. This should take about 10-15 minutes depending on the size of your fries.
  • Drain the boiled yuca and pat it dry with a paper towel.
  • In a large bowl, toss the yuca with oil and the dry seasonings until fully coated.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400° F.
  • Carefully place the yuca fries in a single layer in the air fryer basket and set the timer for 15 minutes.
  • Toss the fries with tongs every few minutes to achieve a golden brown crisp on all sides.
  • Once the outside is nice and crispy, using tongs, remove from the fries from the air fryer and toss with more seasoning to taste.
  • Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce or a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg