Oven Fried Yuca

yucca root
A heart-healthier version of fried yuca that uses fresh or frozen yuca and non-stick vegetable spray.
Recipe By: NHLBI
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    • 1 pound fresh yuca (cassava), peeled and cut into 3-inch sections (or 1 peeled frozen yuca)
    • nonstick vegetable oil spray


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

Preheat oven to 350 °F.

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

Spray a cookie sheet with the vegetable oil spray. Spread yuca wedges in a single layer on the cookie sheet and spray the wedges with vegetable oil 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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