Fried or Baked Cassava is one of many ways to prepare this root vegetable. This vegetable can be used in a similar way to the common potato-Although in order to make it into cassava fries, it needs to be boiled.
2 Large Cassava Roots
Oil for Frying/Roasting
Salt and Black Pepper,To taste
Cut the cassava in half, and peel using a knife. To do this,hold the vegetable in one hand, and then holding the knife,make a small cut into the cassava,and allow the knife to glide in a downwards line.
Make sure to move any fingers out of the way. Repeat until all of the skin is removed. Cut the cassava into chunks, removing any ingrown bark from the vegetable.
Wash and drain, then boil a kettle, and put the boiled water into a pot with a little salt. Add the cassava pieces, and boil for 10-15 minutes until cooked through. Drain and discard of the water.
Heat some oil in a pan or electric fryer, and in batches fry the cassava. When done, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
If roasting, put the cassava in a roasting tray, and pour some oil over the cassava. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook for 15-20 minutes on 180 degrees.
Serve with meat or vegetarian meal of choice. Enjoy!!