Use cooking oil spray to cut back on fat.
1 pound fresh yucca (cassava), cut into 3-inch sections and peeled
(or 1 pound peeled frozen yucca)
Nonstick cooking oil spray
- In a kettle, combine the yucca with enough cold water to cover it by 1 inch. Bring the water to a boil, and slowly simmer the yucca for 20 to 30 minutes, or until it is tender.
- Preheat oven to 350? F.
- Transfer the yucca with a slotted spoon to a cutting board, let it cool, and cut it lengthwise into 3/4-inch-wide wedges, discarding the thin woody core.
- Spray cookie sheet with the nonstick cooking oil spray. Spread yucca wedges on cookie sheet, and spray wedges with cooking oil spray. Cover with foil paper and bake for 8 minutes. Uncover and return to oven to bake for an additional 7 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings–Serving size: 1 piece (2 1/2 inches long)
Each serving provides:
Total fat: Less than 1 g
Saturated fat: Less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 3 mg
Calcium: 66 mg
Iron: 3 mg