This recipe inspired by our Circle of Friends member, Juana from the Dominican Republic, is a traditional side dish that is easy to prepare for everyday meals yet special enough to serve when entertaining. Mashed yucca and potatoes are enriched with egg yolk and evaporated milk, lightened with beaten egg white and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese before baking.
- 2 lbs. frozen yucca or fresh, peeled and cubed (make sure stringy cores in centers are removed)
- 1 lb. potatoes, peeled, cubed
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground white or black pepper
- 1 large egg, separated
- 1/4 cup (1 1/2 oz.) grated Parmesan cheese or Gruyère cheese
PLACE yucca and potato in large saucepan. Cover with water and 1 tablespoon salt; bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until yucca and potatoes are tender; drain.
PREHEAT oven to 325º F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
RETURN yucca and potatoes to saucepan. Add evaporated milk, butter, 1 teaspoon salt and white pepper. Beat with hand-held mixer until smooth. Stir in lightly beaten egg yolk.
BEAT egg white in small bowl until soft peaks form. Fold whites into potato mixture. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until hot.
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It is a great idea.
All this time using yucca and I never thought to do this! Thanks!
TAHNKS FOR THIS EXCELLENT RECIPE
I ate yuca before with mojo de ajo and it's great. I will try this recipe it sounds real good and easy to make, i am sure it will taste as good as it sounds.
I love casseroles.
Thanks for this recipe
Excited to try it
Sounds very good and easy to make. Thank you for the great idea.
Awesome yucca dish!
This was awesome! I substituted my favorite mozzarella cheese for the parmesan and it worked wonderfully.
juana's yucca casserole
Delicious!! Very easy to make! Everyone will LOVE this delicious, satisfying mael.
I enjoyed it very much.
This recipe was my first introduction to cooking with yucca. I enjoy baking casseroles and was glad to receive ideas from Santo Domingo.