- Yield: 6 servings
- Prep Time: 40 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
Yuca Root Shoestrings
Tropical chips can be made from many tropical vegetables, from boniatos to green plantains. For starters, try this version made with yuca.
Peel the yuca root and cut into very thin strips, no more than 3/16" thick.
Place the strips in ice water for 1/2 hour.
Dry the strips on paper towels.
Pour the oil to a depth of 2 to 3 inches in a deep-fat fryer, wok, or deep heavy skillet and heat to 350 degrees.
Fry the shoestrings until golden brown, about 2 minutes, turning with a wire skimmer.
Remove shoestrings with the skimmer and drain the chips on paper towels.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve at once.