Num t'long mee chien.
( Yucca root cake)
Yucca also known as cassava root. It's taste like potato but sweeter. Khmer Krom love yucca because not only yucca root taste great,but also has natural cortisone that helps prevent arthritis pain and also regulate bowl movements. We use yucca root to makes soups, snacks and sweet treats. Yucca root has very thick skin which difficult to peel. Most grocery stores carry already peeled yucca root at frozen section. If you can't find there check at Hispanic or African markets.
There are so many great Khmer Krom recipes with yucca root, but this pan-fried yucca root cake with onion is delicious country food.
- Ingredients :
- 1 lb Peeled yucca root
- 5 Cups water
- 2 Tablespoons All purpose flour
- 1 egg
- ¼ Cup diced yellow onion
- 1 Teaspoon sugar
- ¼ Teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 Tablespoons butter (option)
- Procedures :
Put yucca root and water in a large pot and boiled till yucca root tender. Pour cooked yucca root in to a colander to drained.
Put cooked yucca root in a large bowl and mashed till it smooth, add flour, egg, onion, sugar and salt, mix well.
Use your hand to makes 6 balls out of yucca dough then flatten each ball to shape like pancake, set a side when done.
Pre heat a skillet or wok with high temperature.
When skillet is hot, add oil and yucca cakes, pan-fry yucca root cakes till both sides golden brown.
Spreads butter on top and serve immediately.
Great for appetizer, or side dish with any type of grilled meat.
Copyright by Mylinh Nakry.