Baked Yucca Root Fries Recipe
Cassava or yucca root was commonly consumed by the indigenous (Taino) people of the Caribbean. This starchy root is a rich source of carbohydrates and it contains a variety of minerals, nutrients and vitamins.
Many folks are discovering that Yucca Root is a very tasty food. During a recent visit to the local Whole Foods, I came across Baked Yucca Fries. Overwhelmed by its crispy-garlicky taste, I was compelled to recreate the recipe at home.
1 lb. of peeled yucca root
Himalayan or sea salt (to taste)
Black pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup of light olive oil
1-2 cloves of finely grated garlic
Boil the yucca root for 10-15 minutes
Remove from water and let cool to the touch
Cut into long strips about 1 inch wide
Toss gently in large bowl with olive oil and grated garlic
Place each strip of yucca on a cookie sheet that is non-stick
Place in preheated oven and bake 450 degrees for 20-30 minutes turning over once halfway through baking-time
Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes and enjoy warm baked yucca root fries