1 pound yucca roots
3/4 cup grated pepper Jack cheese
Vegetable oil, for frying
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
Serving suggestions: lime wedges or fresh mojo sauce
Frying on the stovetop is as much an art as a science. Keep in mind that when adding a large quantity of items into oil for frying, the temperature will drop (since the items range from cold to room temperature, say 40 to 80 degrees F). In this recipe we start at a slightly higher temperature (360) than we intend to fry at (350). By the time you have added enough yucca balls to the oil, the temperature will be just right.