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Yucca Root (Cassava) Fritters

What you need: 

1 medium-large yucca root/cassava root, peeled and grated
pinch sea salt and black pepper
pinch garlic powder
pinch onion powder
pinch turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoons anise seed
1 green onion, chopped finely
oil, for frying

What you do: 

1. Mix yucca in a bowl with seasonings, green onion, and anise seeds.
2. Heat oil to shallow fry. Place a spoonful of the mixture onto the palm of your hand and flatten it with the back of the spoon (or your hand) to make a flat round "cake" in your palm.
3. Fry for a 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. I like to fry mine a little longer to make them extra crunchy!
Enjoy alone, with ketchup, or any other sauce you like!
Source of recipe: I grew up eating these and I absolutely love them. I learned from my mom, but I've modified the original recipe to suit a vegan diet.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 6-8 minutes
Cooking Time: 
6-8 minutes
Servings: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

This sound delicious! I just made some squash fritters for the first time today. I'll be picking up some yucca from the farmer's market today.
Question: What kind of sauce (if any) do you serve with your Cassava Fritters?

Sorry for the late response.  Did you try making them?... I usually eat them without any sauce but my children eat them with ketchup and my husband sometimes uses Barbeque.  I guess any sauce would work, it just depends on what you like. 

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This sound delicious! I just made some squash fritters for the first time today. I'll be picking up some yucca from the farmer's market today.
Question: What kind of sauce (if any) do you serve with your Cassava Fritters?

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My experience with frozen yucca has never been a good one but if that's all you could find then I would recommend that you thaw the yucca and then place it in either a food processor or blender to get the right mushy consistency. From there just add your seasonings and fry! Not sure what this may turn out like but its what I would try. 

The only thing I could find is frozen yucca. Would I need to boil these first, then cool them, then grate them?

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The only thing I could find is frozen yucca. Would I need to boil these first, then cool them, then grate them?

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These look good, but to be completely honest, I've only ever heard of Yucca root. Does it have a taste similar to something else? Perhaps another root? I would like to try these, but I don't want to make something I know I wouldn't like. Especially if Yucca is expensive here (I think I've seen it at the grocery before, but I never paid attention to the price). They look fantastic though, so let me know!

I would assume that you could use any other root vegetable but I would still highly recommend the Yucca Root.  The Yucca root is just more starchy than for example a potato but its not strong in flavor.  If seasoned properly and if you enjoy the aroma and flavor of anise seed, then you will surely enjoy these fritters!  Yucca is usually sold by the pound and in the states I've lived, its moderately priced and affordable. 

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These look good, but to be completely honest, I've only ever heard of Yucca root. Does it have a taste similar to something else? Perhaps another root? I would like to try these, but I don't want to make something I know I wouldn't like. Especially if Yucca is expensive here (I think I've seen it at the grocery before, but I never paid attention to the price). They look fantastic though, so let me know!

Hallo... it's a really starchy, fibrous root veggie eaten quite a bit in Central and S. America -- it's got such a neutral flavour that it's definitely worth trying. I love just frying up yucca (kinda like french fries) and eating it with salsa, it's very satisfying. These fritters will probably taste like deep-fried deliciousness, and have a cool texture.

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These look good, but to be completely honest, I've only ever heard of Yucca root. Does it have a taste similar to something else? Perhaps another root? I would like to try these, but I don't want to make something I know I wouldn't like. Especially if Yucca is expensive here (I think I've seen it at the grocery before, but I never paid attention to the price). They look fantastic though, so let me know!

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