Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Yucca Fries - a gluten free nightshade free treat

I have a friend that can't have potatoes or any nightshades for that matter so I tried my hand at making yucca fries for her.
I have to say that they turned out pretty well, and if you can't eat potatoes these are definitely worth frying up!
They do have a slightly sweet taste but they crisp up just like french fries.

Oil for frying

Peel the yucca with a vegetable peeler.
You will use a little more force to remove the skin than a potato.

The root has a fibrous core that you can see here.

Boil the yucca for about 7-10 minutes for a small yucca, and
a little longer if it is bigger.  You want the yucca
to be tender, but stiff enough to push through
a french fry cutter and not fall apart.
Boiled yucca.  Ready for the french fry cutter.
Cut up your fries.
Fry in oil (about 360 F) and don't over crowd the pan. 
Fry for about 5-8 minutes, or until golden brown.

Season with nightshade-free french fry seasoning:
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
(add 1 tsp parlsey is optional)

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