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    YUQUITAS FRITAS A LA HUANCAINA / Fried Yuccas with Huancaina Sauce     

   Ingredients :
1 or 2 yuccas (cassava)
Vegetable oil

Huancaína Sauce:
7 Ají amarillo fresco / Fresh yellow aji (chili), seeded and deveined
300 g (10 ½ oz.) fresh farmers cheese (ricotta or feta)
Vegetable oil
2/3 cup milk
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed


Peel and rinse yuccas. Cut in 2 or 3 pieces depending the size. Cook yuccas in salted water until soft and tender when pierced with a fork. Drain and cool.

Cut yuccas in ½ x 2 inches (1.5 x5 cm).

Heat oil in a skillet and fry yuccas until golden. Season. Drain fat in paper towel.

Yucca sticks may be freezed until ready to use. Remove from freezer and place immediately in hot oil until golden and crispy.

Serve with Huancaína Sauce as an appetizer.

Huancaína Sauce:
Place ají in a blender. Pour milk and blend.

Sauté onion with garlic in oil until cooked.

Add this mixture to blender together with the cheese.

While blending add oil until a creamy sauce is obtained.

Try also:
Chicken fingers with kiwicha and goldenberry sauce
Marinated mushroom appetizers

Reviews for: YUQUITAS FRITAS A LA HUANCAINA / Fried Yuccas with Huancaina Sauce

From Cape Coral, USA :
Just one word to describe it.... YUMMY!!
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