NUEGADOS DE YUCCA Y MASA

 

  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: ~ 12 nuegados balls
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Dumplings:
  • 1 yucca tuber
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 5 oz of Cuajada Fresca cheese**See note
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1 Tbsp of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of masa flour
  • For the Sweet Sauce:
  • 1/2 bar of Panella
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1-5 cinnamon sticks, depending on how much you like cinnamon

Directions

  • Directions for Assembling and Frying the Nuegados:
  • Using a potato peeling, remove skin from yucca
  • Still using the peeler, shave the yucca, vertically, lengthwise, until it widdles down to the core
  • Take the shavings and place into a blender and grind completely
  • To the shavings, add the two eggs, salt, baking powder, sugar, masa, and cheese
  • Mix completely using a mixture or your hands, making sure cheese is completely broken up and evenly distributed
  • Make small balls out of the nuegado mixture with your hands
  • Heat frying oil in skillet to medium high and then turn to medium once oil is hot (if using a deep fryer, set it on the french fry setting)
  • Drop nuegados balls into the hot oil
  • Fry about 2-3 minutes minutes per side if using a skillet. You know the nuegados are done when they are a dark golden color.
  • Place finished nuegados on a plate covered with paper toil to absorb excess oil
  • To Make the Sweet Sauce
  • Place 2 cups of water into saucepan and add the Panella bar and cinnamon sticks
  • Heat on medium, stirring constantly, for about 30 minutes, or until sauce thickens
  • Once sauce has thickened, remove from heat and pour over fried nuegados, or serve sauce on a side ramekin with nuegados.
  • You can view the complete recipe and a gallery of step-by-step pictures on my desserts blog at:
  • http://www.postresdelacipota.com/2011/08/nuegados-de-yucca.html
  • Buen Provecho!

Notes

This is a traditional Salvadoran sweet snack. The original recipe came from my husband, who grew up in El Salvador. I have modified it to make it sweeter and more like a doughnut. Enjoy! You can view the complete recipe and a gallery of step-by-step pictures on my desserts blog at:

http://www.postresdelacipota.com/2011/08/nuegados-de-yucca.html

Buen Provecho!

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