Yucca has a similar taste and texture to potatoes so add a little island flavor to your holiday with this recipe for delicious yucca fries. Plus they're packed with fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants.


  • 1 Turbana yucca, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Creole spice blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


Step 1

Cut yucca into 2-3” long, thick slices.

Step 2

Put into pot and fill with cold water. Bring water to a gentle boil and let boil or about 10 min (until yucca pieces are easily pierced with a fork).

Step 3

Pour into a strainer and let sit for a few minutes.

Step 4

Meanwhile, heat up coconut oil in large pan on medium/high heat.

Step 5

Place yucca pieces into oil and rotate every few minutes until crispy and golden brown. This should take about 10 minutes total.

Step 6

When your fries are ready, place onto a plate lined with paper towels and sprinkle with sea salt.

For the creole dip:

Combine mayo, lime juice, creole seasoning and hot pepper sauce in a small bowl.