Yuca Fries with Mojo Garlic Sauce
- Preheat oven to 450°F
- Remove Golden Farms® frozen yuca sticks from the freezer; let stand at room temperature 20 minutes. Pat dry with paper towels. Coat yuca chunks with some olive oil or vegetable oil.
- Bake at 450°F for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown on bottom. Turn chunks over, and bake an additional 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown on bottom.
- While yuca chunks cook, prepare mojo garlic sauce, combine sliced purple onion, minced garlic with olive oil, pour squeezed lime juice, mix well.
- Remove yuca chunks from the oven; toss with some salt and fresh chopped cilantro. Serve with mojo sauce for dipping.
FAQs about Yuca:
Is Yucca healthy for a diet?
- Yuca root is an excellent source of vitamin C, offering up to a third of an adult’s daily requirement in a single serving. Vitamin C helps your body heal from injuries, and is an important component in your blood vessels and muscles. Getting enough vitamin C regularly can also help boost your immune system.
What does yuca taste like?
- Yuca (or cassava) tastes very similar to potatoes, but lighter in flavor and texture. I’ve never met someone who loves potatoes who doesn’t love yuca. It’s a very popular recipe in the Caribbean Islands!
What can you make out of yuca?
- The yuca root (once you peel it) can be made into fries, added to soups, stewed on its own with butter, salt, and spices, or even pureed and made into custard-like desserts and cakes. Since peeling yuca can be challenging, getting it in a can is way more convenient!
Where can I get Golden Farms Yuca?