The first time I had yucca was in 2002. I was in Houston for 4 months to visit my family, travel and maybe MASTER English PERFECTLY for FOUR months.
In that time, I had a friend, Annasabrina from Venezuela. She was gorgeous not just her face and BODY but her heart. One day she invited me to her place and I was introduced by her husband, mom, brother and Venezuela food. Home made empanada, guacamole, salsa, more food that I don’t remember the names, and fried YUCCA!!!!
It was so crunchy out side but buttery soft inside and totally different from regular potato fries. I love that texture of yucca.
Since then I’d always missed it cause we don’t have yucca in korea and even after I moved to America, for some reason I couldn’t think about cooking yucca. Have you ever seen yucca root? For me it just makes me like “hmmm I know you are yum but you look so tough to cook. Maybe next time…..” Luckily I’ve had it a couple times at brazilian restaurant Bossa Nova and columbian restaurant(opps I don’t remember the name… it was in Reseda, I think).
However!!! the other night I bought YUCCA and ATE it!!! It was easier than I thought.
Step 1. Peel yucca. It’s probably the hardest part to cook yucca. The skin is pretty hard. But if you have worked out, NO PROBLEM!! : )
Step 2. Boil the yucca for 10~15 min.
Step 3. Take it out from the pot then leave in for another 15~20 min to cool down.
Step 4. Cut it.
Step 5. Bake!! 450 F for 10 ~15 min.
I added some onions and beets.
Step 6. Are you ready to eat??!!
Dipping sauce- mayo(I have mayo like one teaspoon/year), bruschetta, hot sauce, chopped garlic, black pepper.
If you haven’t had yucca yet, try it!!! I don’t know how to describe that texture but all I can say is it’s REALLY good. REALLY. Is there anybody who would like to teach English for me??!!
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