You are here

Recipe Name

Yucca Fries with Cilantro Mayo

Description

There are few things that can beat a good side of salty, crisp fries. Enjoy this healthier twist on a side item staple.

Ingredients

2 lb
Fresh Yucca Root (peeled and cut into 3/8-by-1/2 by-5 inch fries)
   
Salted Water for Blanching
3 cup
Sunflower oil
   
Sea Salt to taste

Instructions

Yucca Fries: 

Place the yucca in a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5-7 minutes until ¾ done.

Drain and place on paper towel lined sheet pan to dry and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

Preheat the sunflower oil to 300f. Slowly add the yucca and cook for 3 minutes. Remove and drain.

Turn the heat up to 350f. and add the yucca for a second time to crisp up, until golden brown, about 2 minutes.

Remove from the oil and place on paper towel lined sheet pan to dry.

Season with Sea Salt

 

Cilantro Mayo: 

Ingredients:

1 cup Organic Mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon of lime juice

1 tsp. fresh garlic, minced fine

2 Tablespoons Cilantro, chopped fine

½ tsp. Chipotle Chili Powder

Salt and Pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together until incorporated.

*Alternately you can use a food processor for a smoother texture.

Notes

By Bastyr's Head Chef, Joe Ladine