This week, one of our recipes, Orange-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks with Mashed Yucca & Arugula Salad makes use of yucca. Also known as cassava, it’s a long, brown tuber that’s a staple in Latin-American cuisines. Most people liken it to a potato, but it’s really anything but. When mashed, yucca is fluffier than potatoes and has a light, delicate sweetness. Since we’ve established that yucca is not a potato, let’s not assume that you should prep it like a potato.
Instead, here’s how you prep a yucca for cooking.
Prep as you wish, or follow our recipe for mashed yucca here.