Yucca Fritters

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Servings: 15-18
Cooking Time: 5 minutes each side

2 lbs of yucca
1 teaspoon of salt
1/ 2 tablespoon of anise seeds
1 egg yolk, beated
4 tablespoons of sugar
Oil for deep frying

TIP: If yucca is cold, place them in a bowl with tap hot water for a few minutes. Peels comes off easier

Remove bark from yucca with a knife. Cut in half and remove the thick fiber found in the center of the yucca.

Grind the yucca using a food processor, until it resembles ricotta cheese

Pour ground yucca in a colander and let the milk drain or use a cheese cloth to squeeze the milk out

Place the ground yucca in a mixing bowl. Add the anise seeds and sugar. Beat the egg & salt and add to the ground yucca

In a large skillet, heat oil. With a tablespoon, pour a dollop of the yucca mixture (similar to a cookie dollop) into the skillet.

On low-medium heat, fry until light golden (5 minutes each side). Place on paper towels to drain excess oil

Ear alone or top them with mozzarella cheese