Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Yucca Fritters with a Sunshine Aioli

This is actually a "Hubby Made" dish.  Remember the Creamy Lemonade Pie I posted?  The one Sweet Girl made the day her and Hubby planned our Saturday meal. Well here is one of the recipes Hubby decided to make.  It's a fried dish which I always stay away from (just to clarify - by stay away I mean I don't make them, I don't like the smell of food frying in the house and I don't like knowing how much grease is involved in my meal - but I will happily eat it.)  And I happily ate quite a few of these.  Sometimes you just need to indulge - and when you do I highly recommend these Yucca Fritters in this amazing Sunshine Aioli.  Enjoy!

Yucca Fritters from Miami Spice
What you need:
1 pound yucca
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped onion
1 jalapeno chili, seeded and minced (optional)
1 egg
1 tablespoon corn starch
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 -1 teaspoon hot sauce
salt and pepper
about 2 cups of vegetable oil for frying

What you do:
Peel the yucca and cut into 1 inch pieces.  Grind to a coarse paste in a food processor.  Add the garlic, chili, onion, egg, cornstarch, baking powder, hot sauce, and salt and pepper and process until mixed.
Just before serving, pour the oil into a depth of at least 1 inch in a small frying pan and heat.  Using 2 spoons, drop 3/4 inch balls of the batter into the hot oil.  Fry, turning with a slotted spoon until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
Drain on paper towels and serve with Aioli.

Sunshine Aioli  from Miami Spice
What you need:
6-8 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
black pepper to taste
cayenne pepper to taste
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons olive oil or annato oil
1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

What you do:
Ina large mixing bowl, mash the garlic and salt with a fork.  Whisk in the peppers and mayonnaise.  Whisk in the oil in a thin stream.  Now whisk in the lime juice to taste.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


  1. I don't think I have ever eaten yucca. However, I will eat ANYTHING in a fritter!! Sounds like a delicious sauce to go with it, too.

  2. I want to try this. I just need to find some Yucca. Is this sold in normal stores or only specialty stores?

  3. I've never had yucca before. Hmmmmm. I wonder if the kids would eat it?

  4. I've never had yukka, but that looks really good.

  5. This is a very interesting recipe that I would really like to try. I have to look for the ingredients so I can try it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen


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