Yucas Fritas (Fried Yucas or Cassava Root) Recipe and How 2 photos

January 29, 2006 in Colombian Food, cooking, deep fry, Food Porn, How-2, latino, recipe

Colombian Fried Yucas: Step 4

I had posted a pic in December of fried yucas but had not yet gotten around to putting the how to pics up yet. If you enjoy these, stop by in a few weeks when I get my how-2 guides up and running for sale at a publish-on-demand site. I need to reshoot a few pics and then proof the book before I put it up for sale.

Yucas Fritas


  • 2 packages of frozen yuca from the latino food store
  • Pinch of ground annatto seeds
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 green onions coarsely chopped
  • 1 cube of chicken bullion
  • 1 tsp cominos
  • salt to taste
  • 1 quarts of water

Place the yucas, all other ingredients and water in a stew pot. Make sure that the water covers the yucas. Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and cook until the yucas are tender, about 45 minutes. Drain yucas in a colander. Let cool. Remove the center woody stems in the center of the yucas. Split the yucas lengthwise and then in half. You should have little finger sized pieces of yuca, so you may have to do some more splitting on the bigger pieces. Fry them in hot oil until crisp and drain on a paper towel. Serve immediately. These fried yucas will stay crispy for about an hour or so.

How-2 pics

Colombian Fried Yucas: Step 1
Frozen yuca right from the package.
Colombian Fried Yucas: Step 2
Boil yucas in water, onions, garlic, and a pinch of ground annatto seeds.
Colombian Fried Yucas: Step 3
Cut boiled yuca into bite-size pieces. Note the lovely golden color from boiling in the azafran. If your back account is bursting at the seams, splurge and use saffron in the water instead of the azafran. My account never bursts at the seams but it does bust (wink).
Colombian Fried Yucas: Step 4
Fry them up to golden brown, salt to taste, eat and then help the cook clean up! If your cook is like my grandma, you will not be allowed in the kitchen to help before or after and thus the yucas are flavored with that very special ingredient, guilt :-). Adding a bit more salt and some butter helps to hide that guilt flavor.Related Posts:

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