Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes each side
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