1lbfrozen yuca piecesdon't thaw or use fresh yuca - only frozen!
1/4cupfresh lime juice
1tbspraw apple cider vinegar
coconut oilfor frying
Preheat a large pot filled with water over high heat. Once water begins to boil, add yuca and cook yuca pieces in pot until cooked through and fork-tender, approximately 15-20 minutes (do not overcook and test every few minutes to make sure they do not get mushy).
In a large cast iron skillet, heat coconut oil or other fat of your choice (lard, tallow, etc) over medium-high heat so that oil is about ½ inch up the side of the skillet.
Drain yuca from water and cut out fibrous center of each yuca piece. Then cut yuca into french fry-shaped pieces, about 2 inches in length. Pat dry on a paper towel.
Place the yuca fries in the preheated oil in batches and let cook for about 2-4 minutes on each side until browned. Remove from pan and place on paper towel to drain excess oil.
In a small bowl, mix together the lime juice, raw apple cider vinegar, and pinch of salt until combined. Using a small microplane, grate onion and garlic into lime juice and vinegar mixture. Stir to combine.
To eat, dip slightly cooled down yuca fries in the lime-garlic sauce.
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