yuca fries

baked yuca fries !

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I used to be addicted to sugar. I would take 6 sugars in my morning coffee. Now when I walk by a bakery it resonates with me the way an office supply store would: boring. However, I still have a vice as most humans do and that is french fries. A french fry is a #nobetch cuz she has zero nutritional value, spikes your blood sugar and is most likely fried in a hydrogenated oil that creates inflammation, weight gain, cancer etc. I consider french fries to be a recreational drug; which means I eat em a handful of times a year. But how do I take care of that craving the rest of the year? YUCA FRIES! Low in carbs and auto immune and paleo friendly. I serve mine with a big arugula and romaine salad dressed with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper.


Peel your yuca using a vegetable peeler.

Cut the yuca into 4 quarter pieces. Now cut each quarter into a french fry shape.

Boil for about 10 minutes just until tender and drain.

Pre-heat oven to 475 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Toss your now boiled yuca fries in a glass bowl with lots of olive oil, sea salt, pepper and something spicy to compliment the smooth flavor of the yuca. I do garlic powder, cayenne and either smoked paprika or ground chipotle. If you don't add spice I won't lie they will be a tad bland.

Lay out your yuca fries on your parchment paper and bake for about 30-40 minutes. Some folks like to flip them half way through.