Carimañolas, Buñuelos de Arroz & Pícaros (Cassava Patties, Rice Fritters & Pícaros)

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Another thing to die for!

Don’t know how easy it is for many of you to get yuca (cassava). It is sometimes a little difficult in NYC, but not impossible. I always try to buy fresh, unwaxed, because it takes a lot of flavor.

If you don’t want them fried, no problem. Carimañolas and buñuelos de arroz can be fried oven. Picaros on the other hand, well, would not be picaros if they are not fried.

Carimañolas

You need about 2 pounds of yucca. Peel and put in a pressure cooker for about 10 – 12 mins. If you don’t have pressure cooker is kind of the same, boil some water in a deep pan and cook for about the same time.

One is done, let it cool and grind until you can form a compact mass. Add water gradually if necessary. Form a small circle in your hands, put the filling that you like, and close it.

You can cook immediately or freeze until ready to eat.

Buñuelos de Arroz

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Picaros

You need about 2 pounds of yucca. Peel and put in a pressure cooker for about 10 – 12 mins. If you don’t have pressure cooker is kind of the same, boil some water in a deep pan and cook for about the same time.

One is done, let it cool and grind until you can form a compact dough. Add water gradually if necessary. For this dough, you will need to add sugar, anise and cheese (do not recommend mozzarella, double cream or similar). Mix all together, form a roll and close to form a thread. You can cook immediately or freeze until ready to eat.

Enjoy!

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