Place the yuca in a large bowl, and pour enough water to cover it (about 1½ quarts of water [1.5 liters]). Add the 2 teaspoons of salt. Stir to dissolve the salt, and let it rest for half an hour.Drain the water. Pat the yuca dry with a paper towel.
To fry the yuca, heat the oil over medium-high heat in a small pan or saucepan (so there's enough oil to deep-fry the yuca). Fry the yuca sticks in small batches until they turn golden brown (be careful with splatters).Rest on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.