Yucca is a root that is found in many Latin American dishes and is known by other names such as cassava. What is interesting about yucca is that it is actually a root vegetable but can be utilized like a starch such as a potato!
So, if you want a slightly healthier version of your favorite
To make a version of mashed potato with yucca it couldn’t be easier. First of all, peel the yucca and cut it into squares. Bring a pot of water to a boil and drop in the yucca. Cook for about 10-15 minutes until the yucca is soft, and then go in with a fork and mash away! The yucca will be really soft and all you have to do is add some salt and pepper and you have an awesome mash!
Start the fries out the same as the mashed yucca, but instead of cutting into squares chop the yucca in long fry shapes. Add them to boiling water for just 5-7 minutes and then drain them and put them on a sheet pan. Cover in oil and salt and bake at 425 F for about 25 minutes or until golden on the outside and tender on the inside.