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Chapter: Vegetable Recipes
Section: Cassava (Yucca, Manioc, Tapioca)
Recipe: Cassava- Manioc (Sweet)

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Cassava- Manioc (Sweet)
Cut in half, remove the woody centre, then cut into pieces and peel 
thickly. Wash well under running water. Although Sweet cassava can be eaten
raw, is generally steamed, boiled, braised or sautéed.

Warning - Bitter Cassava must NEVER be eaten raw and must be soaked and
cooked to kill the toxic substance. However, it is unlikely that you will
come across the bitter variety unless you live in an area where it is
Cassava is quite soft once cooked so is best kept to reasonable size pieces
unless a recipe specifically states otherwise. The leaves cannot be eaten
raw but can be prepared and cooked like cabbage, but for a little longer.

Cooking times and suitable methods for cooking Cassava (Sweet):
Bake/Roast: Chunks = 20 - 40 minutes. Toss in oil
Boil: Cubes/Chunks/Thick Slices = 15 - 20 minutes
Fry/Sauté: Slices, Cubes = best boiled first then deep fried until golden
Microwave: Chunks, Cubes/Slices = 5 - 9 minutes (450g/1lb)
Steam: Cubes/Chunks/Thick Slices = 20 - 25 minutes

From: Recipes4us.co.uk
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