You've probably never heard of yacho fries! That's because we totally made it up and it was the product of our latest episode of RECIPE?! The YouTube series where we take what's left over or lying around in the kitchen and attempt to make something magical and vegan. We often do and this time was no exception! Call it a french fry salad even... but the inspiration here was some left over yuca root from John's bacon recipe and some left over sweet potato mash from the holiday feast!
** makes 1-2 servings (can easily be doubled)
yuca (cassava) fries:
1 yuca root, peeled, and cut into sticks
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
sea salt & ground pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 450F
Toss the yuca fries in a large bowl with the spices.
Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for approx. 20-25 minutes or until golden on the outside, flipping once.
While the fries are baking you can make the cheese sauce from this recipe and replace the potatoes and carrots with sweet potatoes if you like.
Top warm fries with nacho cheese sauce and other toppings of your choice like shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, green onion, diced avocado, cilantro and lime juice.
NOTE: over cooking the yuca will make it really tough and crunchy so keep an eye on them! It will be a similar texture to if you've ever microwaved a potato for too long and the bottom gets really crispy. It's not necessarily a bad thing!