Now these are awesome! A tasty side in Dominican cuisine. A little bit of work with the grating but so worth it. This will also be my first video blog recipe in my new Youtube channel so you’ll be able to follow me from beginning to end on how to make these delicious Yucca Fritters!
1 cup Mazola Corn Oil for frying.
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 beaten egg
1 tsp anise seed
1/4 tsp ground oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
Grate the yuca using the smallest size of the grater.
In a medium bowl, combined the yuca, butter, egg, anise seed, salt, oregano and sugar. Mix together until very well combined.
In a frying pan, heat up the oil over medium heat. Place about 1 tablespoon of the mixture in the oil, one at a time. Cook until the fitter has turned golden brown, for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to remove excess grease.
- 1 cup Mazola Corn Oil for frying
- 1 lb yuca grated
- 1 tbs butter softened
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tsp anise seed
- 1/4 tsp ground oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- Grate the yuca using the smallest size of the grater.
- In a medium bowl, combined the yuca, butter, egg, anise seed, salt, oregano and sugar. Mix together until very well combined.
- In a frying pan, heat up the oil over medium heat.
- Place about 1 tablespoon of the mixture in the oil, one at a time.
- Cook until the fitter has turned golden brown, for about 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Remove from the pan and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to remove excess grease.
I’m making a Dominican dinner for my Dominican friend. I’m Puerto Rican and its so funny we have almost that same recipe. In Puerto Rico its called Rusiao de Yuca. Yuca is grated with coconut milk, butter, salt, anis, orégano but we wrap them in banana leaves and cook them on a flat grill or smoke him on the grill. Eat with cilantro and pickled chilis so good. But I’m going to make this for him. I love anything fried.
That sounds great too! I must try it, but I get you anything fried I go for first, hahaha! Let me know how it turned out for you!
A tasty side dish. Love the anise seed taste.
Thank you for your comment and I apologize for the delayed response. I am so happy you liked the recipe! It’s one of my favorites. 🙂
Jose M Nunez says
Thanks for the recipe, I’m Dominican and truly enjoy those fritters.
Please continue with those great recipes.
Thank you Jose! I appreciate your kind words!
B Nathanson says
Wondering why you don’t boil the yucca? Can you just peel and grate it ? Other info suggests it has toxins that must be removed. Unfamiliar with this vegetable so would like to know. I wish to try the recipie
Hi! We never boil it ahead but if there are toxins I would assume the frying process would remove them. It’s a very interesting question though. I appreciate it. We dominicans love yucca like this and also boiled with eggs, salami, cheese. I hope you try the yucca recipes I share on the blog because they are so good and I know you will love yucca if you have it.
Dave Chevalier says
I just ate some that a co worker made. Delicious!
I put habanero sauce on them. is there a dipping sauce that goes with them?
That would be over the top.
Thank you for your comment! We don’t have a dipping sauce for yuca fritters because normally we have them with our meals as a side. But my favorite is a chimichurri sauce. You can never go wrong with that!