Try This: Yucca (or Yuca) Fries

We've been thinking about how much we miss yucca fries (errr - that's actually yuca fries), easily available in our old Florida haunts, but not so common up North. It's not a surprise that this photo comes from a Florida cook and photographer... Yuca (or yucca) is a creamy, starchy root when fried - like potatoes but sweeter and creamier. Kind of chewy and tender. Absolutely delicious. We are missing it bad enough to grate up a mess and try it ourselves this weekend.

Any tips for attempting yuca/yucca fries? Get this recipe here:

A summertime twist on steak and potatoes

Related: What's the Difference Between Yuca and Yucca?

(Image: Flickr member Greg Turner licensed under Creative Commons)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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