Oven-fried Yucca

Prep Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh yucca (cassava), peeled and cut into 3 inch sections (or 1 pound peeled frozen yucca)
  • Non-stick vegetable spray oil

Directions:

  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 over to 350 degrees
  3. Transfer yucca to a cutting board, let it cool, and cut it lengthwise into ¾ inch-wide wedges
  4. Spray a cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray
  5. Spread yucca wedges in a single layer on the cookie sheet and spray the wedges with vegetable oil spray.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 8 minutes.
  7. Uncover and return to oven to bake for another 7 minutes

Yields: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 piece

Nutritional analysis per serving:

93 calories
1 g fat
0 g saturated fat
2 g protein
20 g carbohydrates
0 mg cholesterol
3 mg sodium
1 g fiber
522 mg potassium

Recipe courtesy of the National Institute of Health
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/sp_recip.pdf

Image Courtesy of Living Beautifully on a Budget.

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