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Indulge in the irresistible flavors of Latin American cuisine with our delectable recipe for Crispy Yuca Fritters. These golden-brown fritters are made from grated yuca (also known as cassava), a starchy root vegetable with a mild and slightly nutty taste. With a crispy exterior and a soft, fluffy interior, these fritters are bursting with flavor and make a perfect appetizer or side dish for any occasion.

Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure as you savor the combination of grated yuca, aromatic herbs, and spices, all expertly blended to create a delightful bite-sized treat. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply craving a tasty snack, these Yuca Fritters will surely impress your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

So, let’s dive into the recipe and discover the simple steps to create these mouthwatering fritters that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Latin America.

Yuca Fritters

Our Crispy Yuca Fritters recipe brings you the authentic flavors of Latin American cuisine. These golden-brown fritters are made from grated yuca, resulting in a crispy exterior and a soft, fluffy interior. With a combination of aromatic herbs and spices, these fritters are a delightful and versatile addition to any meal. Whether you serve them as an appetizer, a side dish, or even as a light meal, these fritters are sure to please your palate and impress your guests.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine Latin American


  • Grater
  • mixing bowl
  • Slotted spoon
  • Paper towel
  • serving plate


  • grated cassava
  • all purpose flour
  • chopped onion
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • baking powder
  • salt and black pepper
  • fresh cilantro


  • In a large bowl, combine grated yuca, flour, onion, garlic, cilantro, baking powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • Mix well to combine. Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan or skillet over medium heat.
  • .Take a tablespoon of the yuca mixture and shape it into a small patty or ball. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  • Carefully place the yuca fritters into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry them in batches if necessary. Cook the fritters for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they turn golden brown and crispy.
  • Once cooked, transfer the fritters to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil. Serve the yuca fritters warm as an appetizer or a side dish.
  • They can be enjoyed on their own or served with dipping sauces such as salsa, aioli, or sour cream.



Be sure to peel and grate the yuca before starting the recipe. The texture of the fritters greatly depends on the fineness of the grated yuca.
Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences. Feel free to add spices or herbs that complement your desired flavor profile.
When frying the fritters, make sure the oil is hot enough to achieve a crispy exterior. Maintain a moderate heat to prevent burning.
Serve the fritters immediately to enjoy their crispy texture. They are best enjoyed fresh out of the frying pan.
Feel free to experiment with different dipping sauces to accompany the fritters. Salsa, aioli, or sour cream are popular options.


Serving: 50g
Keyword fritters
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