Yucca/Yuca Fries – GFCFSF

September 25, 2016

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Yucca (Yuca) Fries - GFCFSF

Yucca (aka Yuca) is a hard, starchy root vegetable used in Latin cooking. It also is a delicious substitute for potatoes. You can bake or fry these. You can buy Yucca root at most grocery stores nationwide.

yucca root

2 lb yucca, cut crosswise into 2 1/2-inch sections, then peeled with a knife and cut lengthwise into 1/3-inch-thick fries
About 6 cups canola/safflower/sunflower oil

Heat a large pot of water to boiling. Add 2 tablespoons salt and boil the yucca until it's soft but still holding it's shape, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Remove the fibrous core.

To Fry: Heat the oil in a pot to 360 degrees. Fry in batches until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and season with salt. Serve with chipotle mayonnaise/aioli.

To Bake: Carefully toss boiled yucca fries in a small amount of oil, place on parchment lined baking pan. Bake at 450 for 30 minutes, turning them over halfway through. Season with salt, pepper and chili powder as desired.

Yucca Fries