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Have you tried baked yucca fries?

Posted Aug 23 2009 11:21pm

Baked Yuca Fries As I walked through our new PUBLIX (Yeah!!!  It’s a few minutes around the house), I saw this vegetable root called YUCCA.  I had no idea what it was, but the price was right (0.79 cent a pound) and I figured an Allrecipes search would provide a recipe worth trying.

The Yucca root is very much like the potato.  The recipe I found was Yuca French Fries.  Not wanting to fry them, I tried baking and WOW–What a wonderful surprise.

Try this:

  1. Peel the Yucca root.
  2. Cut into fry size.  **Some sites mention cutting away a hard fibrous core (similar to a pineapple core), but I didn’t see one in this one.**
  3. Boil in water for 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven for 400.
  5. Drain the Yucca.
  6. Layer on the baking dish.
  7. Drizzle with olive oil, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, turning once or twice for browning.

They were slightly sweeter than potatoes and gobbled up by the little ones!  What a nice winner for the Posey household.  I hope it becomes one for you.

We often mention trying new vegetables and foods, but rarely take the chance for fear of the unknown.  This was a reminder to me that it’s worth checking out the wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables we have available in our supermarkets and local farmer’s markets.

This link provides more information about the Yucca Root and nutritional data can be found here.  What are you going to try this week?

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