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Air Fryer Yuca Fries Recipe

Air Fryer Yuca fries on a plate

Crispy Yuca Fries in Air Fryer: The Best Way to Enjoy This Root Vegetable Delight

Who says fries are not healthy? When done right, fries can be healthy and tasty at the same time. That is what we are going to discuss today in this blog post - yuca fries in the air fryer. Yes, you heard that right! You can now enjoy fries without feeling guilty. Not only are air fryer yuca fries crispier and tastier than oven-baked ones, but they are also healthier as they require minimum oil. In this post, we will take you through a detailed recipe on how to cook yuca fries in the air fryer. So put on your apron and get ready to cook!

What is Yuca?

Before we jump into the recipe, some of you may wonder - what is yuca? Also known as cassava, yucca, or manioc, yuca is a starchy root vegetable that is native to South America. It is commonly used in Latin American, Caribbean, and African cuisines for its versatility, nutty flavor, and high nutritional value. Yuca is a good source of fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Its texture is similar to that of a potato, but it has a sweeter taste.


To make air fryer yuca fries, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 large yuca root, peeled and cut into thin fries

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon of paprika

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • Optional: dipping sauce of your choice

Steps to Cook:

Now that you have your ingredients ready, let's get started! Here are the steps to cook air fryer yuca fries:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the yuca fries, olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, and salt. Mix well to coat evenly.

  3. Place the yuca fries in the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer. Do not overcrowd.

  4. Cook for 20-25 minutes, flipping the fries halfway through. They should be golden brown and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

  5. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

Pro Tips and Variations:

  • To save time, you can buy frozen yuca fries, and follow the same cooking method.

  • For added flavor, you can sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese or chopped herbs on the fries after they are done cooking.

  • If you like spicy food, you can add some chili powder or cayenne pepper to the seasoning mix.

  • To make the fries crispier, you can soak them in cold water for 30 minutes before seasoning and cooking.

Yuca fries in the air fryer are a game-changer! They are healthier, tastier, and more convenient than traditional fries. By following the recipe above, you can enjoy crispy yuca fries that are full of flavor and nutrition. So next time you crave some fries, consider making them in your air fryer using this recipe. Trust us, your taste buds and your body will thank you!

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