Yuca Fries in Air Fryer with Caribbean Mayo Ketchup
PREP TIME: 15 minutes


  • 1 can of Golden Farms® Yuca Sticks

  • Truffle salt 

For the mayo ketchup:

  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of ketchup
  • A pinch of garlic 

Home made ketchup:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into half moons
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
  • One 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes in juice
  • 2 to 5 tablespoons brown sugar, depending on how sweet you like your ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper

This Caribbean yam will not only satisfy your appetite in a different way than traditional potatoes, but it may also provide extra benefits for those who are looking to eat healthy!

The best part? You can enjoy this deliciousness without deep frying. All you need is an air fryer and Golden Farms® Yuca Sticks, and you’re all set!


  1. Set the air fryer to 390-400 degrees
  2. Open your can of Golden Farms® Yuca Sticks (each comes with 4-5 sticks)
  3. Wait 15 minutes or until it gets to that golden color
  4. While the fries are getting ready, prepare the mayo ketchup
  5. Once your yuca sticks are golden and crispy, sprinkle truffle salt and enjoy with your mayo ketchup!


Preparing the mayo ketchup:

  • Simply mix mayo, ketchup, and garlic powder until well combined. That’s all!


Making ketchup from scratch:

  1. Heat oil over medium heat then add onions and cook until they are softened, sweet and lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and allspice then cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring often, until it turns from red to a burnt orange color, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the can of tomatoes with juice, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, cider vinegar, a generous pinch of salt, and a few grinds of black pepper. Stir, and then taste to check and see if you need to add more sugar (we usually end up adding a total of 3 to 4 tablespoons).
  4. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat slightly and cook at a low simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and shiny, about 20 minutes. Taste then adjust with more sugar, salt or pepper.
  5. Blend until smooth, let cool to room temperature then refrigerate up to one month.


FAQ’s About Yuca

Is Yucca healthy for a diet?

Yuca root is an excellent source of vitamin C, offering up to a third of an adult’s daily requirement in a single serving. Vitamin C helps your body heal from injuries and is an important component in your blood vessels and muscles. Getting enough vitamin C regularly can also help boost your immune system.

What does yuca taste like?

Yuca (or cassava) tastes very similar to potatoes, but lighter in flavor and texture. It’s a very popular vegetable in the Caribbean Islands!

What can you make out of yuca?

The yuca root (once you peel it) can be made into fries, added to soups, stewed on its own with butter, salt, and spices, or even pureed and made into desserts. Since peeling yuca can be challenging, getting it in a can is way more convenient!

Where can I get Golden Farms Yuca?

Golden Farms Yuca can be found at HEB, Wegmans, Costco, and more. Click here to find Golden Farms Yuca near you.

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© 2020, Golden Farms

Corporate Office: 512.956.7705

Retail Sales: 817.491.9949

Foodservice Sales: 512.956.7716


20308 Highway 71 West, Suite 1

Spicewood, TX 78669