Yucca (also known as Cassava) is a starchy root vegetable or tuber that has a waxy outer skin and a starchy center. These yucca fries are crispy on the outside and creamy and irresistible soft in the inside. Easy to make and perfect to share at a barbecue or party.
Cassava is a root vegetable. It is the underground part of the cassava shrub, which has the Latin name Manihot esculenta. Like potatoes and yams, it is a tuber crop. Cassava roots have a similar shape to sweet potatoes. People can also eat the leaves of the cassava plant. Humans living along the banks of the Amazon River in South America grew and consumed cassava hundreds of years before Christopher Columbus first voyaged there.