• Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Makes: 8 servings

Sweet Yuca Fritters


  • 1⁄2 pound GOYA® Panela - Brown Sugar Cane (coarsely chopped,or ½ lb.brown sugar)
  • 2 GOYA® Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon Ground cloves
  • 2 pounds Frozen GOYA® Grated Yuca (thawed and drained)
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 cups GOYA® Vegetable Oil (for frying)

Instructions for Sweet Yuca Fritters

For the Syrup:

Add ½ cup water,panela,cinnamon and cloves to small saucepan over medium-high heat.Cook,stirring occasionally,until sugar is dissolved and liquid reduces to 2/3 cup,about 15 minutes;set aside and keep warm.

For the Fritters:

In medium bowl,mix together grated yuca,egg yolks,sugar,baking powder and salt until thoroughly combined.Using heaping tablespoon measure,scoop dough into hands;roll dough into small balls (you will have about 25 balls).

Add 1½ - 2 inches oil to medium,heavy-bottomed pot.Heat oil over medium-high heat until hot,but not smoking (temperature should register 350°F on deep fry thermometer).Add yuca balls to oil in batches,taking care not to crowd pot.Cook,maintaining hot oil temperature (325°F-350°F),until fritters are cooked through and develop golden brown crust,about 5 minutes.Transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain.

To serve,transfer warm fritters to serving plate;drizzle with reserved syrup.

Recipe courtesy of Goya Foods

Notes: In many Latin American countries,like Venezuela,the Dominican Republic and Honduras,Sweet Yuca Fritters,or buñuelos de Yuca,shine as the centerpiece of the dessert table,especially during holidays like Christmas.In this traditional recipe,GOYA® Grated Yuca makes the dough easier than ever to prepare.Simply mix together the yuca dough,roll into balls and cook.For a sweet finish,top fritters with a dazzling cinnamon-spiked syrup.

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