Crispy Fried Yucca


2 lbs fresh yucca root, peeled
Canola oil for frying
chili powder for dusting
kosher salt for dusting
Yucca is also known as cassava root, is a common food eaten in Latin America. It is very starchy and takes well to frying.

  • Peel the yucca and cut into large wedges. 
  • Remove any of the fibrous inner core.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and add the yucca and cook for about 25 minutes or until it becomes translucent.
  • Remove from pan set aside and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.
  • Dry yucca with paper towels and remove any more thick fibrous pieces, then cut into wedges.
  • Fill and large sauce pan 1/3 full of oil and heat to 350 degrees.
  • Cook the yucca in batches until golden brown.
  • Place the cooked yucca on paper towels to drain, the dust with kosher salt and chili power.




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