How To Cook Cassava

How To Cook Cassava
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Where we come from in East Africa fried Cassava or Mihogo as we call it definitely counts as a fun food and quite a treat!

We love cassava cooked in different ways but without a doubt one of our favourite methods of how to cook cassava is fried. We know this is not the healthiest option but eaten once in while with a little drizzle of lemon and chilli sauce this makes a very tasty snack … oh and don’t forget to nibble on some mango alongside it, that’s like the icing on the cake! So so yummy…

How To Cook Cassava

Fried Cassava Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings 2 People


  • Deep frying pan
  • Medium Size Saucepan


  • 1 Large Cassava
  • 2 Cups Sunflower Oil
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 650 ml Hot Water


  • Wash , peel and then chop the cassava into chunky rectangular shaped chips. Then remove the stingy bit in the middle.
  • Place the cassava in a saucepan , add in the water and bring to a boil one medium-high heat. Add in the salt and cover with a lid and cook for about 5 minute and lower the heat to low-medium heat.
  • Cook the cassava about 10 minutes until it is tender enough to poke through with a fork and then drain the the water out.
  • Set the cassava aside and leave to cool . Now get a deep frying pan, set to medium-high heat and add in the sunflower oil .Once the oil has heated add in the cassava and ideally cook a batch at a time until slight golden brown.
  • Remove the cassava from the frying pan and drain onto a paper towel.
  • Serve and enjoy this dish with some salad, a little drizzle of lemon and chili sauce!
Keyword Cassava, Fried Cassava

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Please also check out our Portobello Mushrooms recipe this makes a very delicious side or starter!