- 1 bag frozen yuca (cassava) - 18-24 oz
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder or fresh garlic
- juice of 1/2 lime
- cracked black pepper to taste
- In a medium pot over high heat, bring yuca to boil in salted water.
- Boil for fifteen minutes, or until fork-tender.
- Strain yuca and set aside to cool slightly.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Cut out the tough stringy sections of the yuca, then slice into "fry sized" sections.
- On a parchment-lined, rimmed baking sheet, drizzle the yuca with coconut oil, sprinkle with seasonings and toss by hand.
- Bake for fifteen minutes.
- Using tongs, toss the fries to redistribute oil and seasonings.
- Return to oven and bake for an additional fifteen minutes or until crisp and tender.
- Season with additional salt to taste.
Side note: yuca, or cassava, is also very high in vitamin C, with significant amounts of B6 and magnesium, as well – Lauren at Empowered Sustenance has a great informational post on yuca with more info on this veggie!)
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