Yuca Empanada Dough

Yuca Empanada Dough
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: Mexican
  • 1 lb raw yuca, peeled
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup cold water
  1. Grate the peeled yuca into a bowl lined with a clean flour-sack or similar towel. Lift the towel from the bowl and squeeze the yuca until all the moisture is removed.
  2. Get out a saucepan and pour in the water and salt. Put over medium heat and bring it to a boil, then add in the yuca, turn heat to very low, and cook, stirring often, until the yuca turns slightly transparent and a bit darker in color. Remove the pot from heat and continue stirring until cooled somewhat and dough sets up a bit.
  3. Dump the contents out onto a lightly oiled work surface and allow the mixture to reach room temperature.
  4. When cooled, lightly oil your hands, then begin kneading the yuca 'dough' until it feels stretchy or elastic and it keeps its shape and is completely cooled.
  5. Divide the dough into 12 equal balls. Place each ball onto a work surface lightly brushed with oil and roll out into thin circles. You can do this by hand or with a pastry roller.
  6. Fill as you would any empanada or pasty and deep fry or bake as desired.
  7. Makes 12 small empanada.


Yuca Empanada Dough was last modified: May 29th, 2014 by Chef