Yucca Fries (Yuca)

READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    lbs yucca root, peeled and cut into 2-inch X 1/2-inch fry sticks (yucca should be firm and unblemished)
  • peanut oil, for deep-frying
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DIRECTIONS

  • Boil yuca in a large pot of lightly salted water for 10 minutes. Add one cup of water to the pan and return to a boil. Continue to boil for about another 5 minutes, until tender. Drain and dry completely. Pull out all stingy fibers.
  • In a deep-fryer or your usual stove-top pot you deep fry in, heat 2 inches of oil to 350°. Divide the yucca into 4 batches and fry until golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, carefully place the yucca on a paper towel covered plate or rack to drain. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve at once.
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