Hi friends! We are friends right? Well I hope we are because I am about to share with you my very favorite, secret-weapon quick bite. Yes, this has been a secret all along because I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve been holding back, but I think is time I share it with the world. Have you seen such genius idea before? Maybe I should patent it! Yeah, right… I want to think I came up with it but I bet one of you have already had this. If you had let me know. I would love for someone to burst my bubble. So what’s the secret? Bacon Wrapped Yuca Fries! Yes, you read that right. Not only this is a unique idea, it’s also a complete hit with everyone that has tried it. I can easily eat a pound of yuca, or more, as long as it’s wrapped in premium bacon. And oh do I love yuca.
What’s not a secret is that bacon makes everything better, even this steamy, tender yuca. But not all bacon is created equal. I like to used the best of the best and I totally recommend Farmland®. Farmland bacon is slow smoked over real hardwoods, and what a difference that makes. I am telling you, you’ll taste maximum flavor in every delicious bite.
Once boiled, removed the yuca stems, cut them into sticks and use a strip of bacon to wrap them all around. Actually, I cut the bacon in half lengthwise so the strips can be thiner to go better with the thin yuca sticks. The other great tip is to bake them. They come just as crunchy as if you would have deep fried them, and I feel the bacon keeps a better shape, better flavor and is just a better option.
Look at this bowl of crunchy, super, super crispy and delicious bacon wrapped yuca fries. I like to sprinkle them with cilantro, salt and cayenne pepper. It adds a great touch and it looks even prettier. So, are you making this today? I bet you are. Is just that tempting.
- Yuca (quantity can vary)
- Bacon (quantity can vary)
- Cayenne Pepper (optional)
- Cilantro, chopped (optional)
- Peel the yuca and cut it into chunks, then cut the chunks in half.
- Add the yuca to a large pot of salted boiling water that slightly covers the yuca.
- Boil for 15 minutes.
- Remove the yuca and let them cool.
- Once cooled, remove the stems and cut fries sticks.
- Take bacon strips and cut them in half lengthwise.
- Wrap each yuca stick with the bacon.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes on a preheated oven at 425 degrees.
- Serve warm and sprinkle them with salt, cayenne pepper and chopped cilantro.
This is a compensated collaboration with Farmland® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.