Cassava is a staple carbohydrate for many indigenous cultures. I certainly grew up eating it in many forms including one of my favorite desserts called Cassava Pone where it is grated and baked with sweet coconut.

I was recently on the island of Anguilla for a much needed vacation and discovered Cassava can be made into fries. I loved the taste of it so, I tried making them for the first time. They were delicious so I thought I’d share.

If you like lovely crunchy fries…you’ll love these with ketchup or your favorite dip. Enjoy!

  • 2 lbs Cassava (yuca)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Peel cassava (yuca) and cut into 4 inch pieces lengthwise.
  2. Add cassava to a pot, cover with water and bring to a boil.
  3. When pot comes to a boil, season with salt to taste.
  4. Allow cassava to cook until fork tender.
  5. Drain cooked cassava and let cool to handle.
  6. Cut cassava in half to remove stem in middle.
  7. Cut half pieces into half inch strips.
  8. Heat oil in deep pan until smoking hot.
  9. Working in batches, fry cassava pieces until golden brown.
  10. Season with salt and black pepper immediately after removing from oil.