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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Yuca Root - A Great Alternative to a Potato

Potatoes make for a great side dish but what happens when you are tired of potatoes or simply crave for something new? What else can you include in your meal as a side dish that will be different yet tasty? Well, you can try yuca root.

yuca root

Yuca root is a great alternative to a potato. It is brown in color and has a starchy flavor that is pleasant and not too strong. It will liven up your dishes and will satisfy your hunger any day. You can eat yuca root as a side dish to go along with your favorite prepared meats, fish fillets or sausages or you can eat it by itself with steamed vegetables or vegetable salads.

There are different ways that you can prepare yuca root. You can boil it, bake it, roast it, or boil it and then mash it. So far I have only eaten yuca root boiled or mashed. I plan on baking and roasting it the next time I buy it. I may even try frying yuca root. If potatoes can be fried than I am sure yuca root can be fried as well. It will be a fun experiment making fried yuca root and I am looking forward to doing it. 

Boiled Yuca Root

Mashed Yuca Root
With Portobello Mushrooms and Onions

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