coarse sea salt
or to taste
Place a large pot of salted water over high heat and preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wash the yuca root thoroughly. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the waxy skin.
Slice the yuca root into large fry shapes. Once the water is boiling, add the baking soda and place the fries into the pot. Cook the fries until they are fork-tender, but not mushy.
Drain the yuca fries completely. Add the coconut oil, cayenne, paprika, and salt directly into the pot, onto the drained fries. (See note)
Arrange the fries evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden-brown and crispy.
Oil of choice may be used instead of coconut oil, although coconut is recommended.
Mixing everything together in the pot saves you a dish, making for easier cleanup!