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yacho fries

You’ve probably never heard of yacho fries! That’s because I totally made it up and it was the result of the latest episode of RECIPE?! The YouTube series where I take what’s left over or lying around in the kitchen and attempt to make something magical and vegan. This time was no exception! Call it a french fry salad even… but the inspiration here was some leftover yuca root from this bacon recipe and some leftover sweet potato mash from the holiday feast!


vegan yacho fries
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yacho fries

are they fries, nachos, or maybe even a salad? Call it what you want, but these yacho fries are freakin' delicious!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword french fries, fries, nacho cheese, yuca
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Author Lauren Toyota


  • 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


  1. Pre-heat oven to 450°F.

  2. Toss the fries in a large bowl with the spices.

  3. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for approximately 20 to 25 minutes or until golden on the outside, flipping once.

  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Recipe Notes

Over cooking the yuca will make it really tough and crunchy so keep an eye on the fries. It will be a similar texture to microwaving a potato for too long and the bottom gets really crispy. It's not necessarily a bad thing!


  • Kathleen Ann Perez 3 years ago

    These look delicious! I’m so happy I found this page. I’m a new vegan, so your YouTube videos and website are beyond helpful and AMAZING.

    • Lauren Toyota 3 years ago

      THANK YOU so much!!

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