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Juana's Yucca Casserole

Juana's Yucca CasseroleThis recipe, inspired by Juana Encarnacion from the Dominican Republic, is a traditional side dish that is easy to prepare for everyday meals yet special enough to serve when entertaining.

Mashed yucca and potatoes are enriched with egg yolk and evaporated milk, lightened with beaten egg white and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese before baking.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds frozen yucca or fresh, peeled and cubed (make sure stringy cores in centers are removed)
1 pound potatoes, peeled, cubed
1 tablespoon salt
2/3 cup (5-ounce can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground white or black pepper
1 large egg, separated
1/4 cup (1 1/2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese or Gruyère cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place yucca and potato in large saucepan. Cover with water and 1 tablespoon salt; bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until yucca and potatoes are tender; drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  3. Return yucca and potatoes to saucepan. Add evaporated milk, butter, 1 teaspoon salt and white pepper. Beat with hand-held mixer until smooth. Stir in lightly beaten egg yolk.
  4. Beat egg white in small bowl until soft peaks form. Fold whites into potato mixture. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until hot.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.