Cassava Bacon

Cassava Bacon Recipe

By Hot For Food

🔪Prep Time: 10 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 20 minutes


1 cassava/yuca root

1/4 C low-sodium soy sauce or tamari

1 tbsp liquid smoke

2 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp smoked paprika

pinch sea salt

coconut oil, for frying


1Combine low-sodium soy sauce, liquid smoke, maple syrup, smoked paprika, and sea salt together in a dish.

2Peel the tough brown skin off the cassava and discard. Using the peeler, shave off strips of the cassava root. Marinade the strips of cassava in the dish with the sauce for 10 to 15 minutes.

3When ready to cook, heat a non-stick pan over medium heat with coconut oil and once the pan is hot place 4 to 5 strips into the pan. Cook time is about 4 to 5 minutes for the first side, and 3 minutes after flipped. You might need to lower the heat as you’re frying in batches so the pan doesn’t get too hot.

4Once or twice while frying the strips, add a little bit more of the marinade to the pan to help caramelize the strips of cassava bacon.

5Remove the fried pieces from the pan and place onto a plate. No need for paper towel to catch the grease! In fact, placing the strips on paper towel isn’t advised as they will stick.

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