Fried yuca sticks with fiery rocoto sauce.
Recipe type: Hors d'oeuvres
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
  • ½ rocoto, ribbed and seeded (canned is fine)
  • 8 oz cream cheese or white cheese (queso fresco)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ kg yuca, boiled and cut in sticks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  1. To make the rocoto sauce: In the blender process cheese, rocoto, vegetable oil, until creamy or a little chunky. Season with salt and pepper. Reserve.
  2. Peel the yuca, and cook in salted water with the garlic cloves until tender. Strain, let cool and cut in sticks.
  3. Heat 1 inch oil in a saucepan, and when hot, fry the yuca sticks, a few at a time until golden. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Serve with rocoto sauce.
Recipe by PERU DELIGHTS at