Skin the yuca using a potato peeler or a knife. Yucca does not produce the edible toot discussed above; yucca is a plant akin to Spanish Bayonet. Salsa Corn Soup (using fat free cream cheese) Roasted Parsnip Soup with Diced Fennel; Healthy Cooking/Diet Recipes (9+) Turkey Scallopini with Lemon Sauce (using turkey breast slices) Chiffon Parfaits (strawberry or … Yuca (YOO-kuh), also popularly known as, and widely prepared and consumed as, cassava in Hispanic cuisine, is also fairly widely recognized as manioc, and is the source of tapioca, famously used in pudding, and now, popularized in Thai bubble teas. Don't over boil or let it sit in the hot water or it will become to soft and wont fry. Cut the yuca into 2-3 inch chunks and then cut those chunks in half. Boil the yuca until it is just soft enough to poke with a fork. Recipe(tried): Tostones de Yuca for Ana : Gladys/PR - 3-2-2006 . Random Recipes.