|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 2 to 4|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||6%|
|Total Carbohydrate 67g||24%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 37mg||185%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Yuca (sometimes spelled yucca) is similar in taste and texture to a potato. Next time you want french fries, try yuca frites instead; they look the same and taste similar, too.
6 to 8 garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons salt
3 to 4 quarts water
1 1/2 pounds yuca, washed, peeled, and sliced into fries
4 tablespoons vegetable oil, for skillet-frying
Steps to Make It
In a saucepan, combine garlic, bay leaves, salt, and water.
Bring the mixture to a boil.
Add the Yuca, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer until yuca is tender, but not sticky or falling apart, about 30 minutes.
Drain the yuca on paper towels. When cool enough to handle, pat the yuca dry.
In a fryer or deep skillet, heat the oil to 375 F.
Fry the yuca until golden, drain on paper towels, sprinkle with salt, and serve hot with Garlic Dipping Sauce