feta cassava fries


feta cassava fries

RECETA EN ESPAÑOL : https://eltoquecolombiano.com/2014/08/rieles-de-yuca-con-queso/

Inspiration: This recipe is a gourmet twist on the traditional yuca fries, with a special touch thanks to the addition of feta cheese. It’s the perfect combination for those who love bold flavors.


  • 1.1 lbs of yuca (cassava), peeled and cut into pieces
  • Water, enough to cover the yuca
  • 5.3 oz of feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper (optional)
  • Oil for frying
  • A bit of rosemary (optional)


  1. Prepare the Yuca: In a large pot, boil the yuca in water until it is very soft. It’s crucial that the yuca is well-cooked to achieve a smooth and pliable dough.
  2. Make the Dough: Once cooked, drain the yuca and while still hot, mash it until you get a smooth dough. Be sure to remove any hard fibers.
  3. Season: Mix the crumbled feta cheese into the yuca dough. Stir well so that the cheese slightly melts into the dough. Add black pepper and rosemary to taste. Here, the saltiness of the feta cheese is enough to season the dough, but adjust according to your preference.
  4. Form the Fries: Stretch portions of the dough and shape them into elongated fries as shown in the basic recipe here. Make sure they are compact to prevent them from falling apart while frying.
  5. Fry: Heat a good amount of oil in a deep skillet or fryer until very hot. Fry the yuca fries in batches until they are golden and crispy. Drain them on paper towels to remove excess grease.
  6. Serve: Serve the yuca fries hot.


  • Oil Control: Ensure the oil is at a constant temperature to prevent the fries from absorbing too much oil.
  • Cheese Balance: Although feta cheese adds a delicious flavor, it’s important not to overdo it to prevent the dough from becoming too soft or porous.
  • Variations: Try adding other intense-flavored cheeses or fresh herbs to the dough to vary the flavor.

This version of yuca fries with feta cheese not only retains the essence of the traditional dish but also introduces flavors and textures that will please the most demanding palates. Enjoy this delicious dish at home!

Side dish, Inspired, Magdalena Medio region, Gluten-free

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