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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Cassava Fries

Cassava Fries

These pan-fried cassava sticks are easy to make. With some dipping sauces, they are a fun alternative to potato fries. Since cassava is quite a bit more expensive than potatoes and hard to find sometimes, I don't make this often. Every once in a while (more like once a year or so), I pick up one large piece from the market and make it a special occasion to incorporate it into dinners. It is not yet a favorite with any of us at home, but why should that stop me from cooking it, right? Be open to trying new things is the mantra at home.

Simply, peel and cut into sticks. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet, add these cut cassava in a single layer, allow to crisp on one side. Then flip and crisp on other sides as preferred. Splash water as needed and cover and allow to steam-cook till tender enough to your liking. Season with salt and chili powder.

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