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Aipim Frita (Yuca or manioc fries)
1 pound Fresh manioc (aipim, mandioca doce, or macaxeira)
salt, to taste
Slice fresh manioc into 3-inch pieces. Peel and place in a saucepan. Cover with water, bring to a boil and simmer until tender (20 to 30 minutes). Drain well, cool and cut into 3/4-inch wedges. Discard the woody center core.
Heat oil in a deep fat fryer to 360 degrees. Fry the wedges until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and salt to taste.
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