Yucca/Yuca Fries – GFCFSF
September 25, 2016
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.
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.