Take Back the Kitchen: Yummy Yuca Fritters

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for P1090378.JPG As holiday parties approach, it’s always nice to think out of the box for appetizers. These yuca fritters are replicas of some tasty fritters I had in a Puerto Rican restaurant in NY over a decade ago. I hope you like them. They are also a nice alternative to the potato latke for Chanukah.
Yuca Fritters:

1 lb yuca, peeled and grated
1 green plantain , peeled and grated
1 1/2 tsp salt, more if needed
4 TBS sugar
1 egg
1 1/2-2 tsp anise seed
canola oil
Mix yuca mixture until all ingredients are combined
form 2 inch flat patties, will make about 20-25
Heat up enough oil in a pan, about 1/8 inch to fry the fritters
Fry fritters over medium heat when oil is hot,for about 5-6 minutes, flip and cook for about 3 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
Place on paper towel covered plate and salt more if need be. Serve em up with a sauce that you like, such as mayo with a bit of crushed garlic and salt. Yum…..
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