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    Fried Yuccas (Cassava) With Huancaina Sauce

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    13 mins

    10 mins

    3 mins

    AditaCR's Note:

    Delicious crispy Yucca spears are smothered with a creamy spicy Peruvian sauce made of goat cheese. Delicious as an appetizer. The sauce may also be used as a salad dressing or even for pasta.

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    Ingredients:

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    Ingredients

    Huancaina Sauce

    • 7 fresh yellow aji limo chiles, seeded (you may add more or less depending on how spicy you like it)
    • 10 1/2 ounces fresh farmer cheese (ricotta or feta (regular or non-fat)
    • vegetable oil
    • 2/3 cup milk (non-fat may be used)
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 pinch pepper

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Peel and rinse yuccas.
    2. 2
      Cut in 2 or 3 pieces depending on the size.
    3. 3
      Cook yuccas in salted water until soft and tender when pierced with a fork. Drain and cool.
    4. 4
      Cut yuccas in ½ x 2 inches (1.5 x5 cm).
    5. 5
      Heat oil in a skillet and fry yuccas until golden. Season.
    6. 6
      Drain fat in paper towel.
    7. 7
      Yucca sticks can be frozen until ready to use.
    8. 8
      Remove from freezer and place immediately in hot oil until golden and crispy.
    9. 9
      Serve with Huancaína Sauce as an appetizer.
    10. 10
      Huancaína Sauce:.
    11. 11
      Place ají in a blender.
    12. 12
      Pour milk and blend.
    13. 13
      Sauté onion with garlic in oil until cooked.
    14. 14
      Add this mixture to blender together with the cheese.
    15. 15
      While blending add oil until a creamy sauce is obtained.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fried Yuccas (Cassava) With Huancaina Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (140 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 157.7
     
    Calories from Fat 77
    49%
    Total Fat 8.6 g
    13%
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    10%
    Cholesterol 10.8 mg
    3%
    Sodium 69.0 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 5.3 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    1%
    Sugars 2.1 g
    8%
    Protein 14.3 g
    28%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    yucca root

    yellow aji limo chiles

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