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Yuca Fritters with Ají Salsa

yuca fritters

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Ingredients

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  • 1 pound yuca root
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil for cooking (or another oil)
  • Salsa aji”
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil
  • 1 cup large diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons minced chile ají (from a jar)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Cilantro
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Peel the yuca and cut into 2″ slices. Cover with water and boil about 20-30 minutes until soft. Drain and mash with green onion, salt and pepper. Remove any hard fibrous bits. Shape into 4-5 patties with oiled hands. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a small pot and add onion. Cover and cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes until softened. Add tomato paste, chile, garlic and salt and cook another 3-4 minutes until tomato paste is beginning to darken. Add 1/2 cup water and simmer while you fry the yuca fritters.
  3. Melt coconut oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat and fry patties for 2-3 minutes per side until golden and crisp.
  4. Serve topped with hot salsa, eggs, cilantro and lime wedges.

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