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This week I chose to make Arepitas de Yuca, which dictionary.com translated to “cassava arepitas” and I think can be translated to yucca fritters. Please let me know if this incorrect.
Arrepitas de Yuca is an easy Dominican side dish that I learned from my Uncle’s wife. It is made from yucca, a root plant shown above, and goes well with rice and red beans. My boys and I also like to eat it as a snack or with a homemade garlic mojo sauce. Recipe for Garlic Mojo Sauce is available upon request- just leave me a comment!
Arepitas de Yuca
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes| Servings vary based on size
- 2 lbs of yucca (frozen or fresh)
- 2 whole eggs OR 4 egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons of butter
- 1 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- If fresh, peel skin from yucca and grate.
- Mix grated yucca, eggs, butter and salt together. Note, you can also use a blender to grate and mix. It saves time and your fingers!
- Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium to high flame.
- Deep fry yucca mix one teaspoon at a time, until golden.
I served my arrepitas with corn (shown below) and arroz con pollo / rice and chicken.
TIP: If you are pressed for time, you can buy frozen grated yucca. I’ve only used Goya so I cannot vouch for any other brands. I find that it works just as well and no one is the wiser.
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