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Fried Yuca with Cilantro Aioli Dipping Sauce

If you love french fries, try this unique vegetable fried.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: aioli, cilantro, cuban, fried yuca, vegetarian, yuca
Servings: 6
Author: The Versailles Restaurant


  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Approximately 3 pounds frozen or fresh yuca
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cup mayonnaise


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and vinegar. Boil peeled yuca for about 45 to 50 minutes, until tender.
  • Let yuca cool and dry completely.
  • Cut the yuca into 2-inch-thick strips and deep fry in oil at 350°F.
  • Sprinkle with salt and serve with Cilantro Aioli sauce.
  • To make sauce: Mix together all the remaining ingredients except the mayo. Blend the ingredients using a hand blender until a fine purée forms, about 3 minutes. Combine with mayonnaise. Add salt and additional pepper if necessary.


These recipes come courtesy of The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook, a compilation of recipes from the world-famous Cuban restaurant in Miami. (University of Florida Press, 2014)