cassava fries



Transform your mealtime with crispy cassava fries that stay crunchy longer, making them the perfect side dish to elevate your favorite meals. Move over, traditional French fries, and surprise your family with this deliciously unique option. Our recipe promises golden and crunchy cassava on the outside while keeping it tender on the inside, ideal for pairing with roasted dishes or enjoying as a standalone snack.

Traditional Inspiration with a Modern Twist

Drawing from the traditional fried cassava recipes, this dish pays tribute to Colombian culinary roots with a modern update.

Essential Ingredients

  • High-quality cassava
  • Enough water for boiling
  • Salt to taste
  • Plenty of oil for frying

Step-by-Step to Perfection

  1. Start by peeling the cassava and boiling it in plenty of water until tender.
  2. Once boiled, drain well, remove the central fibrous core, and mash it to a uniform consistency. Season with salt to taste (remember, no food processors allowed!).
  3. On a dry surface, shape the mixture into a rectangle at least one centimeter thick, ensuring it’s compacted evenly.
  4. Cut the mass into desired sizes.
  5. Fry the pieces in hot oil until they are golden brown. For a less greasy version, consider baking them after brushing with oil.

Practical Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes

  • If your cassava disintegrates during frying, it’s likely too moist. Ensure it’s properly cooked and compacted before shaping and cutting.
  • Prevent the cassava from soaking up too much oil by firmly compacting the mass before cutting and ensuring the oil is sufficiently hot for frying.

Why Did My Cassava Fry Fall Apart?

Your mixture was too moist due to overcooking or insufficient compacting while shaping.

You let the cassava sit too long before mashing it right after boiling.

Why Were My Cassava Fries Soggy with Oil?

You didn’t compact the mixture enough before shaping.

You fried with oil that was too cold.

You mashed instead of manually processing the cassava.

Ending on a Flavorful Note

Crispy cassava fries offer a versatile and delicious option for any occasion, enriching your dining table with their unique taste and texture balance. This dish not only brings a unique flavor to your meals but also connects you with Colombian culinary tradition, adding an innovative twist to your cooking. Follow our tips and make crispy cassava fries the new family favorite.

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