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  • Oven-Fried Yucca

Crispy and delicious! Use cooking spray to cut back on fat.

Recipe Source: Delicious Heart Healthy Latino Recipes


  • 1 pound fresh yucca (cassava), cut into 3-inch sections and peeled (or 1 pound peeled frozen yucca)

  • Nonstick cooking spray

Photograph of the completed recipe.
calories 93
Total fat 1 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Total fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrates 20 g
Potassium 522 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    In a kettle, combine the yucca with enough cold
    water to cover it by 1 inch. Bring the water to
    a boil, and slowly simmer the yucca for 20 to 30 minutes, or until it is tender.

  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350° F.

  • 3
    Transfer the yucca with a slotted spoon to a cutting board, let it cool,
    and cut it lengthwise into ¾-inch-wide wedges, discarding the thin woody

  • 4
    Spray a cookie sheet lightly with the cooking spray. Spread yucca wedges in a single layer on the cookie sheet, and spray the wedges with cooking spray. Cover with foil and bake for 8 minutes. Uncover and return to oven to bake for an additional 7 minutes.

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