Roasted Yucca

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Love going out to eat and of course after I try something, I get obsessed with replicating it in my home kitchen. Case in point, yucca fries. Have not really come across yucca and so never attempted it before. Until one day, I saw it in a little vegetable store in my neighborhood.  I wish I had taken a picture of what it looks like in it's natural state, it was a bit intimidating. But after a few google searches, I decided to be brave it and the results were very pleasing.

1 Yucca
2-3 tablespoons of oil (I used grape)
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 

Bring a medium pot of water to boil. In the meantime, peel the yucca with a vegetable peeler. Cut it into 3 or 4 parts (~3 inches each), discard ends.  Cook in boiling water for about 10-12 minutes, unit it begins to split.

Remove yucca from water, allow to cool a little. Cut across horizontally and remove the string that is in the middle. Cut yucca into pieces (any shape is fine).

In a large bowl, toss with oil, salt and pepper.

Roast about 1/2 hour till golden, tossing occasionally.

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