Crispy baked yucca fries

A local framer's market came to sell their produce at the hospital cafeteria, where I work. We could fill a brown bag with whatever we wanted...all for $5!! It was a steal! 

2-3 large yucas
1 T olive oil
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp sea salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Peel yucas with a vegetable peeler to remove waxy skin.
Chop in half and then slice each half into fry-shapes. 

Place sliced yucca into a large pot and fill with water.
Heat on stovetop until water comes to a boil. Let cook in boiling water for 10 minutes.
Strain yucca from water and rinse with cold water.
Place yucca in a large bowl and top with olive oil.
Sprinkle with chili powder, salt and pepper and lightly toss to coat.
Line onto a baking sheet (do not overcrowd) and bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and flip.
Place back into oven and cook for another 15 minutes.
Serve warm.


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