Garlic Fried Yucca
Yucca is a starchy root vegetable, similar to a potato. This is another item that is cooked in every household in Costa Rica. Scott Alan ads a flavorful garlic sauce!
1 1⁄2 lbs yucca root, halved & in chunks
1 teaspoon salt
1 lemon and 1⁄3 cup of juice
6 garlic cloves, mashed
1⁄2 cup olive oil
1 onion, chopped fine
Place yucca in saucepan; until yucca is just covered, add salt and lime juice and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer until tender--about 30 minutes.
Drain and keep warm.
Mash garlic cloves into salt with mortar and pestle (or use food processor).
Add garlic, lemon juice, and onions to olive oil in a separate pan, heat until bubbling, then pour over yucca.
Toss yucca & sauce "lightly" cooking to saute over medium heat; till barely brown but not CRISP!
Serve and enjoy!