Yuca Frita
Great side dish or appetizer

Oil for frying

3 medium-size yuca, cooked, covered, over medium heat in salted water to cover until very tender, 25 to 30 minutes, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Salt to taste

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 inch of oil to 375 F. or until a piece of yuca sizzles when it touches the oil, and fry the yuca until crisp on all sides, 5 to 6 minutes, turning with a slotted spoon. Fry only 5 or 6 pieces at a time so the oil temperature does not go down. Drain on a paper-towel-lined platter and keep warm in a 200 F. oven.

Transfer to a serving platter, sprinkle with salt, and serve with Mojo Criollo on the side.

Mojo Criollo - 1 head of garlic, 1 cup olive oil, run thru in blender, refrigerate.