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Cassava Puffs  Veg  HT  ACC  West Indian  50mins


Serves 4-6    Hot  Vegetarian  Vegetables  Accompaniment   Caribbean  West Indies Nth American  North America



450g/1lb Fresh Cassava Root (Yucca, Maniot) , peeled and cut into chunks

1 Egg 

2 tbsp Margarine 

Salt and White pepper  

1 teasp Baking Powder 

Flour for coating

Oil for frying




1. Place the cassava in a large pan of salted water, bring to the boil and cook for 25-30 minutes until tender.


2. Drain well, return to the pan and mash until smooth. 


3. Add the egg, margarine, pepper, salt and baking powder and mix thoroughly. 


4. Using lightly floured hands, form into small balls and coat with flour. 


5. Fry in hot oil until browned on all sides. Drain on kitchen paper and serve immediately.






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