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Baked Cassava Chips (Healthy Option to Fried Cassava Chips)

Baked Cassava Chips (Healthy Option to Fried Cassava Chips)


  • Cassava, 2 – 3 large pieces.
  • Salt,
  • Pepper,
  • Red Chilli Powder,
  • Lemon Juice

Step 1

Peel away the red skin using a potato peeler or sharp knife
Peel away the red skin using a potato peeler or sharp knife

Step 2

Cut the ends off the cassava. Now cut the cassava into large pieces around 3 inches in length.
step 2

Step 3

Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add a teaspoon of salt.
step 3

Step 4

Cook the cassave in the water for around 30 – 45 minutes. It will start to split when it is done.
step 5

Step 5

Drain the water out from the pan and place the cassava on a chopping board.. (careful, its hot)
step 6

Step 6

Slice it up into “chip” sized pieces. Place the pieces onto a baking tray, oven proof pot or similar (I used a piece of foil on a oven shelf)
step 7

Step 7

Sprinkle some red chilli powder over the chips. You might want to add a little more salt here, and cracked black pepper. (I used garam masala instead of red chilli powder)
step 8

Step 8

Sprinkle some lemon juice over the chips. The lemon juice helps the chips to become crisp and glazed.
step 9

Step 9

Place the chips into a pre-heated oven at 220 degrees centigrade. Leave it for around 15 minutes or until the chips are turning golden around the edges.
step 10

Step 10


The picture shows from left to right:

1. Boiled cassava, with seasoning

2. Baked cassava with seasoning.

3. Plain boiled cassava.
step 11

A nice alternative to regular chips hey?.. Enjoy. x


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  1. panda

    show step by step how to cook cassava
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  2. Can you slice cassava like potato chips…really thin and bake and get a nice crisp flavored chip or is the cassava tuber to meaty and stringy for that…and why do you have to boil and soften it? Would you have to if you wanted to make a nice flavored like potato chip?

    Just an interested foodie experimenting!

    Penny Gillander-Dame
    P.O. Box 312
    Colchester, VT 05446

  3. Penny,

    Great idea!
    I guess we could try it out using a mandolin, to finely slice the raw cassava. After that we could shallow fry them or bake them, and then finish off with some seasoning.

    I don’t think you would need to boil them if you wanted to make them as potato chips. My local supermarket sells cassava chips in a bag and they are very hard to bite into.

    How about steaming them?

  4. olatunde olagoke

    please send a copy of how to prepare cassava chip to my email

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