I'm surprised this question isn't already on here, maybe I missed it...
To start, had my first taste of yucca cooked as a sort of alternative french fry at a Bolivian restaurant, and it was delicious. Reminded me of a tastier, sweeter french fry. So inspired by this, I bought some myself and attempted to replicate it, but utterly failed.
What is the best way to replicate the recipe? After watching a video on youtube of how to prepare it, I deep fried it in oil, but it overcooked much too quickly.
I tried out the selected answer's recipe yesterday, and it worked fantastic. I did a few things differently though, mainly due to time constraints. Full recipe:
- Cut off brown skin.
- Slice into steak fry slices
- Boil for 10mn (I would suggest less, some thinner slices became too soft)
- Place in freezer (I only had time for 20-30 mn, but I'd go with the full hr as suggested by the selected answer if you have the time)
- Heat Peanut oil (Med-High) in deep cooking pot (can get messy) and cook until brown.
- Sprinkle with salt
Note: The answered recipe suggests frying until golden/golden brown, but I found a darker fry to be much tastier!