Yucca is a root vegetable that grows in regions with subtropical climates. Also known as cassava, yucca is a dense, starchy food that’s rich in carbohydrates. It’s a good source of fiber, folate, vitamin C, and potassium.
Benefits of Yucca
– Boosts immunity
– Eases arthritis pain
– Improves skin health
– Aids in diabetes treatments
– Inhibits oxidative stress
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Total Time: 55 to 60 minutes
- 3 cups prepared cooked yucca: Using a food processor with a chopping blade, slowly chop 1-inch pieces of cooked yucca until it looks like dough, about 1 minute.
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 Tbsp cilantro
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp ghee
- Parmesan cheese
- 1 to 2 Tbsp tapioca flour
- Water to cook
In a large bowl and using hands, combine yucca, egg yolk, salt, and cilantro until it turns into a very delicate dough that is soft, smooth, and a little sticky.
Pull off pieces of dough about the size of a lemon.
On the floured surface, with the palms of your hands, roll the dough pieces into ropes about ¾ inch in diameter.
With a knife, cut the ropes into ¾-inch pieces.
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.
Drop in about a third of the gnocchi and simmer until they float to the surface. Remove the floating gnocchi and place in a bowl.
In a small pot, melt ghee (60 seconds).
Turn the ghee over the gnocchi.
Top with parmesan cheese.
By Elianni Gaio