Yuca Fries (Ninja Foodie Cooker)

  • Author: Aida's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


These delicious and crispy golden Yuca Fries are steamed and air crisped using the Deluxe Ninja Foodie Cooker!  Steaming and air crisping the Yuca Fries are definitely a healthier version of preparing this dish without sacrificing its flavor and texture.  Furthermore, you retain most of the nutritional value.



  • 1 pound Yuca

Marinating Ingredients:

  • 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt (low sodium)
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder (optional)


  1.  Cut both ends of Yuca.  Cut Yuca into 3 sections and peel each section.  Cut each section into halves.
  2.  Pour 2½ cups of water into cooking pot.  Place reversible rack in pot and arrange Yuca portions on top of rack.
  3. Cover unit with pressure lid into lock position.  Make sure the pressure release valve is in venting position.
  4. Select STEAM and set time to 17 minutes.  Press START/STOP button to begin the steaming process.
  5. When steaming is complete, make sure the float valve is in the down position before removing lid.
  6. Check the Yuca portions for tenderness.  Remove the inner root that runs lengthwise in the center of Yuca.  Cut into fries to your desire thickness.
  7.  Mix marinating ingredients in bowl and stir well.  Pour over Yuca fries and toss to coat them evenly with the marinade.
  8. Place Cook & Crisp Basket with diffuser attached in cooking pot.
  9. Arrange Yuca fries on top of Cook & Crisp Basket.  Close the Crisp Lid.
  10. Select Air Crisp program.  Press TEMP and turn START/STOP dial for 390°F.  Press TIME and turn START/STOP dial for 10 mintues.  Press START/STOP to begin cooking.   You can lift lid and toss Yuca fries at any time during the air crisping cycle.
  11. Lift lid and remove Yuca fries when cooking time is complete.  Turn off Unit.



Note:  Cooking Time includes preheating cycle for cooking unit.

Mayoketchup Sauce:  3 tablespoons mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons ketchup.

Garlic Oil Mixture (Mojo Sauce):  ½ cup olive oil, 4 garlic cloves minced, 2 teaspoons white vinegar, black pepper and salt to taste.  Heat for 5 to 10 minutes over low heat.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican

Keywords: Yuca Fries - Ninja Foodie Cooker