Air Fryer Yuca Fries

Posted March 24, 2021

prep time
Prep time
5 minutes
cook time
Cook time
30 minutes
total time
Total time
35 minutes


  • 1 large yuca root
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) paprika
  • Salt


  1. Bring a pot of salted water up to a boil.
  2. Cut the yuca perpendicular into 3 pieces so it fits in the pot.
  3. Boil for approximately 10 - 15 minutes until you can pierce it easily with a fork.
  4. Remove the yuca and place on a cutting board, then cut each piece lengthwise into large french fry sized portions.
  5. Combine olive oil and paprika in a large mixing bowl.
  6. Toss the yuca in the olive oil until evenly combined.
  7. Preheat air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  8. Air fry for 12 - 15 minutes until crisp.
  9. Taste for seasoning and sprinkle with more salt as necessary.
  10. Serve with your choice of spicy dipping sauce.