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Crispy Baked Cassava Chips: A Healthy and Delicious Alternative to Fries

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

Want an alternative to french fries? Brazil has it! and even more healthy: Cassava chips are as delicious as fries. They are made with cassava, a root vegetable that is high in fiber and vitamins. Cassava chips are also gluten-free and vegan, making them a great option for everyone.


cassava chips

Ingredients:


Instructions:


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.


2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).


3. Add the cassava to the boiling water and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until tender.


4. Drain the cassava and pat dry with a paper towel.


5. Cut the cassava like french fries


6. Toss the cassava with olive oil and salt.


7. Spread the cassava in a single layer on a baking sheet.


8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.


Bonus Tips:

  • For extra flavor, add your favorite spices to the cassava before baking.

  • Serve the cassava chips with your favorite dip, such as guacamole, sauce, or hummus



cassava fried with ketchup and guacamole

Where is Cassava from?

Cassava, also known as "yuca" is a starchy root vegetable native to South America, particularly the vast tropical savanna in Brazil. Cassava is a staple food crop in many parts of South America. This root vegetable is known by many names:

  • Yuca: Commonly used in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Manioc: Predominantly used in Africa

  • Tapioca: Derived from cassava starch.



We invite you to try these cassava chips and share them with us on Social Media, where you can find us as @latinofoods on Instagram and @LatinoFoodsNZ on Facebook!


Thanks for reading! :D

Latino Foods Team






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