Yuca Fritters (Arepitas de Yuca)
A popular crispy and savory treat in the Dominican Republic that are perfect as a snack, appetizer, or side dish for any meal!
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 pound yuca, grated
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon anise seed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil, for frying
Grate the yuca using the smallest size of the grater.
Combine the yuca, butter, egg, anise seed, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Mix together with a spoon until well combined.
Heat vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
Place about 1 tablespoon of the yuca mixture in the oil, separately. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the fritter has turned golden brown.
Tranfer to a plate lined with a paper towel to remove excess grease.
- If you’re looking to minimize time, you can prepare the batter and store it covered in the refrigerator for up to two days until you’re ready to fry them.
- You can also add cheese to the fritter mixture to add more flavor and gooiness. I like to add about ¼ cup shredded mild cheddar cheese, but Gouda or mozzarella work great as well.
Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 635mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg