Arañitas and Arepitas de Yuca - Recipe & Video (Cassava Fritters)

Arañitas and Arepitas de Yuca Recipe (Cassava Fritters): Crispy cassava fritters infused with the amazing taste of aromatic aniseed. One of my favorites!
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Caribbean, Dominican
Keyword arepita de yuca dominicana, cassava arepas, cassava fritters, como hacer arepa de yuca frita
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 arepitas (aprox)
Calories 62kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 1/2 lb [0.23 kg] of yuca (cassava), grated (see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon of regular sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of aniseed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup of oil for frying


  • Peel, wash and grate the cassava. In a bowl, mix grated cassava, sugar, salt and aniseed. Add egg and mix well.
  • Heat oil over medium heat in a small frying pan (oil must be at least 1 inch [2.5 cm] high). Add 2 tablespoons of mixture to the frying pan to form the fritters. Fry until golden brown on one side, turn and repeat. Be careful with hot oil splatters. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  • Rest on a paper towel to soak the excess oil. Serve hot.



How to make arepitas de yuca

To make arepitas use the least coarse side of the grater.

How to make arañitas de yuca

To make arañitas use the coarsest side of the grater.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg