• Prep Time
    20 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    20 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 6

    Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese (Bolitas de Yuca con Queso)

    These crispy little Yuca Balls Stuffed with Cheese are a fabulous party snack or side dish. To make these balls a simple yuca dough is stuffed with mozzarella cheese, formed into round balls, and then fried again until golden brown and perfectly crunchy and melty. You don't even need a deep fryer, a handy skillet will do the trick. 

    frozen or fresh yuca, peeled
    large eggs, lightly beaten
    mozzarella cheese, cubed
    vegetable oil, for frying
    guacamole, serving suggestion
    Cook the yuca in a large pot with salted water over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until fork tender.
    Drain the yuca and remove any fibers from the center. Transfer to a large bowl and mash.
    Place the eggs in a bowl. Place the breadcrumbs in another bowl.
    Form 12 balls with the mash. Flatten them with your hands and place 1 piece of cheese in the center and form the ball again to cover the cheese.
    Dip the balls into the beaten egg covering all sides, and then cover them with breadcrumbs.
    Fill a large skillet with oil and heat over medium-high heat to 350F. Place the balls into heated oil and fry for 4 minutes or until brown on all sides, turning over once about halfway through. Remove from the oil and place on a plate lined with paper towels.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 6

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