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Air Fryer Publix Yuca Cassava

bag of publix yuca cassava

Golden Crispy Air Fryer Publix Yuca Cassava Fries


Publix Yuca Cassava is transformed into golden crispy yuca fries, offering a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional potato fries. This recipe leverages the air fryer to cook the yuca to perfection, achieving a crispy exterior and a soft, tender interior.

Yuca fries are a fantastic way to enjoy this versatile root vegetable, known for its slightly sweet flavor and starchy texture. Served with a tangy cilantro lime dipping sauce, these yuca fries are perfect as a side dish, snack, or appetizer for any occasion.

Ingredients List

  • 1 package of Publix Yuca Cassava, thawed if frozen

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • For the Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • Salt to taste

Step by Step Cooking Instructions

  1. Prep the Yuca: Cut the yuca into fries, approximately 1/2 inch thick. If using pre-cut yuca, ensure pieces are uniform for even cooking.

  2. Season: Toss the yuca fries with olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl until evenly coated.

  3. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (204°C) for about 3-5 minutes.

  4. Cook: Arrange the yuca fries in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they don't touch for even air circulation. Cook for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until the fries are golden brown and crispy.

  5. Prepare the Dipping Sauce: While the fries are cooking, mix together sour cream or Greek yogurt, lime juice, cilantro, minced garlic, and salt in a small bowl. Adjust seasoning to taste.

  6. Serve: Serve the hot yuca fries immediately with the cilantro lime dipping sauce on the side.

plate of publix yuca cassava fries with an avocado dipping sauce

Pro Tips and Suggestions

  • Yuca fries are denser than potato fries, so ensure they are fully cooked to enjoy their unique texture and flavor.

  • These fries pair wonderfully with grilled meats or fish, making them a versatile side dish for various meals.

  • For an extra flavor boost, sprinkle the cooked fries with a pinch of smoked paprika or chili powder before serving.

Interesting Alterations You May Want to Try

  • For a vegan version of the dipping sauce, use a plant-based yogurt or sour cream alternative and adjust the seasoning accordingly.

  • Add a teaspoon of honey to the dipping sauce for a sweet and tangy balance.

  • Experiment with other dipping sauces, such as a spicy mayo or a garlic aioli, to complement the yuca fries.

Key Takeaways and Calories

  • Golden Crispy Air Fryer Yuca Fries offer a delightful way to enjoy yuca, with the air fryer providing a healthier cooking method that maximizes flavor and texture.

  • This dish is a great alternative for those looking to explore beyond traditional potato fries, offering a unique taste experience.

  • A serving of yuca fries, excluding the dipping sauce, is approximately 200-300 calories, making it a satisfying yet mindful choice.


The Golden Crispy Air Fryer Yuca Fries recipe is a testament to the versatility of yuca and the convenience of air frying.

Whether you're introducing yuca to your diet for the first time or looking for a new way to enjoy this beloved root vegetable, these fries are sure to impress with their crispy texture, subtle sweetness, and the refreshing zing of the cilantro lime dipping sauce.

Perfect for any occasion, these yuca fries are a must-try for anyone seeking a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional fries. Air Fryer Publix Yuca Cassava



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