Chapter: Vegetable Recipes
Section: Cassava (Yucca, Manioc, Tapioca)
Recipe: Cassava (Yuca) Fries
Cassava (Yuca) Fries
2 lbs cassava (yuca)
Oil for deep frying
Salt and pepper to taste
Peel cassava (yuca) and cut into 4-inch pieces, lengthways.
Add cassava to a pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. When the pot
comes to a boil, season with salt to taste. Let cassava cook until fork
Drain cooked cassava well and let cool to handle.
Cut cassava pieces in half and remove the stem in the middle. Cut the
halved pieces into half-inch strips.
Heat oil in deep pan until smoking hot. Working in batches, fry cassava
until they are gently browned. Season with black pepper and a sprinkling of
salt as soon as it is finished cooking.
Serve just as you would, French Fries.
From: About.com: Latin Caribbean Food