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?? A Cassava Salad ??

post #1 of 10
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Potato Salad was always part of our holiday meals.

Since regular potatoes are no good for the bloodsugar I want to change from red potatoes to cassavas. Did anyone of you ever make a cassava salad ?

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post #2 of 10

Haven't done a cassava salad, but have done a yam one and they actually have a lower glycemic index number than cassava.

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post #3 of 10

I had to 'google' cassava, wasn't too sure what that was

related to tapioca, yuca and yams, right?

I've had potato salad made from purple sweet potatoes, very tasty, different

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post #4 of 10

Cassava is one of those foods that have almost no flavor unless combined with other ingredients.

Try peeling, cut into chunks and boil in a bit of (lightly salted) veg or chicken stock .

When it is almost done (have NO idea what almost done would mean, maybe the fork test?) drain.

While still hot add the dressing (warm potatoes absorb the best, so maybe cassava too?)

Start mixing (I do this by hand) and add whatever ingredients mean potato salad to you.

 

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post #5 of 10
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I was thinking of cooking the cassava( also calle yucca)in a very strong chicken stock sinc it is very bland.

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post #6 of 10
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I  think I just made a mistake when I wrote yucca. It should have been yuca ,with one c only

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post #7 of 10

Berndy,

 

I have never had them in a salad, but cassava fries ? They are terrific.

 

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post #8 of 10

What flipflopgirl said. Boil in chicken stock or other stock to flavor the cassava, also called manioc and mandioca in my country.

To skip the potatoes (poor you...) another alternative is daikon. The pungency of daikon fades enough when cooked in stock. Turnip is another one.

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post #9 of 10
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How about adding some cooked carrots to my cooked cassava . I guess I'll have to give it a try and find out myself if there is any chance of making a cassava salad tasty . I Know it will never ever come close to the taste of potatoe salad.

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post #10 of 10

Start experimenting.

Ya nevah know how something will turn out if you don't try.

Just a thought...I wonder what cassava (peeled and blanched in veg stock, dried thoroughly and diced) and cubed onion, tossed into bacon drippings then smothered/fried would taste like?

Filipino hash browns?

 

 

mimi

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