MASHED YUCCA WITH CARAMELIZED ONION AND GARLIC! YUCCA I AM CLAIMING IS THE NEW POTATO.

Native to south America this tuber is a starchy vegetable very similar to a potato. I have to admit I recently just started cooking with it and I really enjoy it. The texture is very similar to a potato but has a hint of nuttiness in flavor which is delicious. One key thing to make sure is you eat it cooked and not raw because it can be posineous if eaten raw.

For this dish I simply peeled the Yucca and chopped it into large pieces, then boiled it in vegetable broth and garlic. Anytime I boil vegetables I love to cook them in broth it imparts so much extra flavor. I then seasoned with salt and pepper and mashed in caramelized onion and the garlic I boiled it with. Come join me on the Yucca loving train!