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Dominican Republic Bolitos de Yuca

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Dominican Republic
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 12 balls
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 lb. of Cassava yuca
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 lb. of cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1 teaspoon parsley finely chopped
  • oil for deep frying
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt


  • Peel and boil the cassava in a pot of water lightly salted, until tender
  • Drain and puree
  • Add the butter, parsley, milk and mix together
  • season with salt and let cool down to room temperature
  • Put two spoonfuls of the mixture int eh palm of your hand. Flatten it to place the cheese cube in the center and roll around it to make a ball.
  • Repeat until all the batter is used
  • Whisk the egg, and put the flour on a plate
  • Dip the balls into the egg then into the flour, shake off excess flour.
  • Chill for two hours in the refrigerator uncovered
  • Heat up the oil to medium high and fry until golden brown.
  • Drain excess oil on paper towel and serve immediately