Cheese Stuffed Yuca Biteseasy prep time 15 min | cook time 25 mins | SERVINGS 24
16 ounces LaFe Frozen Yuca, (1 pound)
1/4 pound LaFe Mozzarella Cheese, cut into ½ inch cubes
Salt and Pepper, to taste
LaFe Vegetable Oil, for frying
2 tablespoons LaFe Guava Paste
1/4 cup LaFe White Vinegar, to taste
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Salt the water (about a tablespoon) and add the yuca. Cook according to the package instructions, or until fork tender (about 15-25 minutes).
Drain the yuca and remove the woody stems from the core. Season with salt and pepper and mash until smooth.
Take a heaping tablespoon of yuca and flatten it in the palm of your hand. Place a cube of cheese in the center and pinch the yuca around the cheese to form a ball. Repeat with remaining yuca and cheese.
To fry, heat oil over high heat. Oil should be about 1/2-inch deep.
Add yuca and cook for 1-2 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Serve with guava dipping sauce.
For the sauce: Microwave the guava paste and vinegar until melted and stir until the consistency of barbecue sauce. Add additional vinegar if necessary, to thin.