I just picked some up at the grocery store only to discover there are issues about cyanide content. Apparently you can just cook it (I assume boiling) and that solves the issue, but I don't know whether pan-frying will do the trick. I'm confused and will stick with sweet potatoes in the meantime.
Does anyone else cook yucca and, if so, is pan-frying acceptable for removing toxins?
asked byRob_Palmer (486)
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on July 06, 2010
at 07:24 PM
I think if you're going to pan-fry, you should boil first.
on May 23, 2013
at 04:42 AM
Boiled first. To the bowling water add some garlic, butter, sea salt and Cúrcuma, maybe some Onion. Let it boil until you pinch it with a fork and it slides back into the water. You can eat it like that, ist called "yucca al mojo", or make a PURE of it. ENJOY!
on April 27, 2011
at 04:29 PM
Also contains saponins that punch holes in your cellular membranes to cause leaky gut and evidence is mounting that they can even effect steroid actions in the nucleus. Decidedly unpaleo to me. But enjoy!
on February 24, 2011
at 05:41 PM
You can buy it as a powder called "Gari" too, the preparation is much easier, just add boiling water and season with butter and salt. It's a Nigerian staple. You don't chew it, you make it into a ball with your hand dip it in the accompanying sauce and suck it down. I used to love it pre-paleo, but think sweet potato is a better choice of carb these days.