Yuca is a root vegetable, and it probably has some dirt still stuck to it. Once peeled you should rinse it under running water to wash out any debris or dirt.
Boiling is the simplest way to make yuca. Yuca is boiled in salt water until it is fork-tender. We have a recipe for boiled yuca with a garlic sauce, and yuca encebollada (with onion sauteed in olive oil) for you to try.
Making yuca bread can be as simple as making casabe, our ancestral cassava bread, to making the traditional panecico, a Dominican yuca bread wrapped in plantain leaves, or trying my recipe for a panecico-inspired yuca bread.
Baking yuca and air frying
Some yuca dishes are made in the oven, and some I have adapted the recipes from frying to air frying, like baked bolas de yuca.
You can make yuca in many other ways (and we have the yuca recipes for that!).