Sabroso Saturday: Arepitas de Yuca (Yucca Fritters)

by Migdalia Rivera

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)!

The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and/or our taste buds. Recipes that have been tested and approved by YOU.

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¡Buen provecho!


This week I chose to make Arepitas de Yuca, which translated to “cassava arepitas” and I think can be translated to yucca fritters. Please let me know if this incorrect.

Arrepitas de Yuca is an easy Dominican side dish that I learned from my Uncle’s wife. It is made from yucca, a root plant shown above, and goes well with rice and red beans. My boys and I also like to eat it as a snack or with a homemade garlic mojo sauce.  Recipe for Garlic Mojo Sauce is available upon request- just leave me a comment!

Arepitas de Yuca
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes| Servings vary based on size


  • 2 lbs of yucca (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 whole eggs OR 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of butter
  • 1 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. If fresh, peel skin from yucca and grate.
  2. Mix grated yucca, eggs, butter and salt together. Note, you can also use a blender to grate and mix. It saves time and your fingers!  
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium to high flame.
  4. Deep fry yucca mix one teaspoon at a time, until golden. 


I served my arrepitas with corn (shown below) and arroz con pollo / rice and chicken.


TIP: If you are pressed for time, you can buy frozen grated yucca. I’ve only used Goya so I cannot vouch for any other brands. I find that it works just as well and no one is the wiser. ;)


This week several bloggers have joined with me to offer our readers a full meal! You can visit them by clicking on their links below. These bloggers are noted with an ASTERICK. Make sure to visit them and also add the DIRECT link to your Sabroso Saturday recipes!

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 JulieDiazAsper August 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Que rico. Yuca is my favorite vegetable. I am making these for a party next Friday! yum!

2 Scarlet August 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm

These look great. I might get up the courage to try to make them sometime!

3 Ofelia August 21, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Sounds easy and even fun. I’m a sucker for yuca anything!

4 Carolyn G August 21, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I am one of those weird latinas who hates yuca. But all my family loves it. I know they would love this recipe.

5 Ms. Latina August 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Scarlet: I didn’t get to take pictures but when I do I will post them so you can see how delish they are ;)

Julie & Ofelia: I love yuca too! I also like that I can prepare this recipe ahead of time and the boys can make it themselves if they want a snack!

Carolyn:Mira mujer ,I can’t believe you don’t like yuca! Maybe it was the seasoning used that made it unappealing when you had it? My boys like it with a little adobo on top. I like it with the garlic mojo sauce. The garlic sauce is also good for your heart – added benefit LOL

6 Melanie (ModernMami) August 21, 2010 at 9:46 pm

I had never heard of arepas de yuca, but they sound good!

7 Rachel August 21, 2010 at 11:28 pm

I’m with Ofelia on this wone. I love anything yuca! Mmm! I love this recipe. Que ricura.


8 Sabrina August 23, 2010 at 9:33 am

Love Yuca – will try this weekend. Please forward the garlic mojo sauce. There are so many versions – would love to hear yours.

9 Divina August 23, 2010 at 9:05 pm

OMG I love yuca. I will pick some frozen packages next time I am in the supermarket and try this out. THANK YOU!

10 Silvia August 25, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Thanks for sharing this recipe!! I didn’t know what a yucca was until i moved to the States 9 years ago, and I would love to cook them one day. This recipe looks both, yummy and easy enough for me to try :)

11 Mami2jcn August 28, 2010 at 10:36 am

I’ve never seen these before! My family is Colombian and mainly use Yuca in “sancocho” (a kind of stew).

12 Rufina January 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm

I want the recipe for garlic mojo sauce.

13 yesi October 17, 2011 at 12:47 am

yummy and easy !

14 Elizabeth Perez December 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Yummy! Making these now. Would love recipe for mojo sauce

15 Brinda July 5, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Yes! Mojo recipe please. Sounds delish! I haven’t had yuca since my Peruvian friends introduced me to ceviche and I want to try it this way too :)

16 meredith October 20, 2013 at 1:41 pm

These look great! My family would probably love this dish

17 Andrea B. January 2, 2015 at 7:08 pm

These look so good. And I was wondering if you did this weekly post anymore. I have been checking on some of my old recipe posts and I linked up! Fun memories and yummy food!
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