Batata y Yuca Fritas Recipe (Sweet Potato and Cassava Fries)
Batata y Yuca Fritas Recipe (Sweet Potato and Cassava Fries): A very simple recipe that can either be served as an appetizer or as a side dish. If you serve it as an appetizer consider serving them with the dip of your choice (the yuca fritters go very well with mayo or tartar sauce).
Cuisine Dominican, Latino
Prep Time 35minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Clara Gonzalez
1lb[0.45 kg] of sweet potatoes or cassava(yuca), peeled
3cupsof oil for frying(soy, peanut or corn)
For the dip
4tablespoonsof olive oil
1/3cupof chopped parsley
2tablespoonsof lime juice
1/4teaspoonof salt(or more, to taste)
Cut the sweet potatoes into slices about 1/4-inch thick (if you use yuca cut into sticks).
Mix water and salt. Soak the cassava or sweet potatoes in the salted water for half an hour. Remove the cassava or sweet potatoes from the water. Discard the water. Pat cassava or sweet potatoes dry with a paper towel.
Heat the oil over medium fire. Fry cassava or sweet potatoes until light golden (be careful with splatters). Rest on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.