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    Fried Yucca (Cassava) Costa Rican Style

    Fried Yucca (Cassava) Costa Rican Style. Photo by Feej

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    30 mins

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    10 mins

    Cheerleader's Note:

    This is my favorite Saturday morning treat that my husband always makes for me. Its very easy and tastes way better than potato french fries.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Skin the yuca using a potato peeler or a knife.
    2. 2
      Cut the yuca into 2-3 inch chunks and then cut those chunks in half.
    3. 3
      Boil the yuca until it is just soft enough to poke with a fork. Don't over boil or let it sit in the hot water or it will become to soft and wont fry.
    4. 4
      There is a very indigestible stringy part in the middle, be sure to take that out if its visible.
    5. 5
      Cut the half chunks into smaller fry-shaped pieces.
    6. 6
      Melt the butter in a frying pan, add the yuca and fry on medium or medium-low heat, turning occasionally until they are browned to your liking.
    7. 7
      Add salt and dip in ketchup.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 14, 2009

      55

      this is my friend deddie made and her husband is from columbia she used oil though

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    • on August 23, 2007

      55

      I'm giving this 5 stars 'cause I've already made it twice. Very much like a potato - & that's how I treated it. I have had yucca once before in a cuban restaurant, with my Puerto Rican fried. She also introduced me to sofrito, mofongo, and tostones. I LOVE tostones. I added a little bit of garlic to this, but that is my only change. Thank you very much for posting this. Hopefully others will discover Yucca.

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    • on August 13, 2007

      55

      I love fried yuca! when I was in costa rica I ate loads of it. Crispy and kind of sweet... yum! I generally use oil to fry it, it's easier for me because you don't risk burning the butter.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fried Yucca (Cassava) Costa Rican Style

    Serving Size: 1 (14 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 101.8
     
    Calories from Fat 103
    10%
    Total Fat 11.5 g
    17%
    Saturated Fat 7.2 g
    36%
    Cholesterol 30.5 mg
    10%
    Sodium 81.7 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 0.1 g
    0%

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    yucca root

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