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Oven-Fried Yucca

Crispy and delicious! Use cooking spray to cut back on fat.

Yield
6 servings
Prep time
10 minutes
Cook time
45 minutes
Total time
55 minutes
Ingredients
1 pound yucca (fresh, cut into 3-inch sections and peeled; or 1 pound peeled frozen yucca [cassava])
Nonstick cooking spray
Steps
  1. In a kettle, combine the yucca with enough cold water to cover it by 1 inch. Bring the water to a boil, and slowly simmer the yucca for 20 to 30 minutes, or until it is tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Transfer the yucca with a slotted spoon to a cutting board, let it cool, and cut it lengthwise into ¾-inch-wide wedges, discarding the thin woody core.
  4. Spray a cookie sheet lightly with the cooking spray. Spread yucca wedges in a single layer on the cookie sheet, and spray the wedges with cooking spray. Cover with foil and bake for 8 minutes. Uncover and return to oven to bake for an additional 7 minutes.
Meal Type: Dinner, Snack
Category: Kid-Friendly
Food group: Vegetables
Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall