Yucca Ragout

Yucca Ragout
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Recipe for Yucca Ragout. This recipe by Chef Jesse Perez of Francesca's at Sunset is quick to put together, low in fat and delicious.


  • 2 pounds yucca root (peeled and cubed)
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon roasted garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 quart cold water


  1. Place the yucca root, onion, lemon juice, sugar, and water into a large saucepot and bring to a boil. When yucca root is fork tender, strain root mixture into a food processor with roasted garlic and puree till smooth. Move to a medium sauté pan over low heat and cook to work in salted butter. Season the yucca puree with salt to taste.